Energy

Energy is a major issue for Africa. Whether on green energy and renewable energy: solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, wind, etc. Africa needs to reinvent itself to become energetically independent and potentially innovative in these sectors.

Many projects exist in different African countries and are funded. Afrikatech’s mission is to highlight these projects, and to inform you about issues related to the energy sector in Africa.

Between topics, articles and interview, you will find in this category all the elements to keep you informed about Energy in Africa.

Every day, we will introduce startups, entrepreneurs, innovators in the African energy sector. AfrikaTech’s mission is to rebrand the image of an innovative and challenging Africa. This sector is one of the cornerstones of this innovation and one of the nerve centers of the challenges facing our continent. The Africa of tomorrow is being built today, together.

The development of Africa is conditioned by access to electricity. This access is unfortunately heterogeneous in the continent. Indeed, North Africa and South Africa have an access rate higher than 75%. However, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have a rate of access that does not exceed 50% and for some even does not exceed …

Senegal hosts a training and research program in Africa that will be dedicated to renewable energies. This initiative was launched by Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the French company Meridiam. The program will be led by the International Center for Training and Research in Solar Energy (CIFRES) of the Ecole polytechnique de Dakar. …

In Senegal, 2,300 localities were electrified between 2012 and 2018, according to Baba Diallo, the director general of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER). “In 2012, the country’s electrification rate was 24%, representing 1,640 electrified localities. Today, thanks to the efforts made by the State, we have been able to electrify 2,300 additional localities. ” …

South Korean startup Yolk has received a 2019 innovation award for its solar cow. The fruit of a partnership with a Kenyan school, it could eventually encourage strongly the schooling of African children. This while increasing access to electricity for parents. The solar cow project is actually based on a cow-shaped charging station that uses …

Discover our Top 5 of the best African start-ups in the energy sector. Alongside those who had already attracted attention and confirmed this year the hopes put in them, ambitious new projects were revealed. Oxygen Private Energy Ltd Oxygen Energy Private Ltd is an independent power producer of a special kind. From its origins to …

At the last “Startup of the year Africa” ​​awards ceremony, held in Casablanca earlier this year, the Nigerian startup Peachwater Consulting received the Engie Special Award for Powerstove, a wood burning stove that transforms heat produced in electricity. Adjusted for optimal combustion, its use results in a 70% reduction in biomass consumption, which allows the …

For the second edition of the Phanes Group solar incubator, international experts have chosen a solar project in Senegal. According to a statement from the solar project development company, this Senegalese project involves a 30 megawatt solar farm. Senegal is the lucky winner of the 2nd edition of Phanes Group’s solar incubator. For this competition, …

Startup OniriQ launches its subscription offer for solar energy and the internet to the Senegalese diaspora in France. The startup OniriQ has been developing since 2016 an innovative and eco-responsible solar kit that provides rural African families with access to autonomous energy, internet and TV. After successfully completing its first pre-sales, in June, thanks to …

The ambition of the African Development Bank is to connect 29.3 million Africans to electricity by 2020. To do so, it has just launched the Desert to Power initiative, which aims to install per 10,000 MW of solar electricity in the Sahel. Enough to power 250 million people, including 90 million with off-grid systems. In …

The symposium on the state of Africa is one of the events expected from the meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. On April 21, the discussions focused on the potential of innovations to accelerate the development of the African continent, particularly in the field of agriculture and energy. “Harnessing the potential …

The Director General of the National Electricity Company (SNEL), Jean Bosco Kayombo affirmed Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the National Assembly that only half of the demand for electricity is available for the city of Kinshasa. Faced with this glaring lack of electrical energy, some companies and individuals are multiplying initiatives to fill this gap. …

Start-up OniriQ launches pre-sales of its SOLARBOX solar kit on the ULULE crowdfunding platform: https://fr.ulule.com/oniriq/. After 18 months of R & D, OniriQ markets an innovative and eco-responsible solar kit to provide rural African families with access to autonomous energy, internet and multimedia. The 25 W solar kit incorporates a WIFI hotspot and comes with …

It is a Brazilian innovation that could be emulated in Africa. On a continent facing the difficulties of access to water, this filter that makes rainwater clean for consumption could be a solution. In Brazil, a company markets a smart filtering purification system that transforms rainwater into drinking water from home. The name of this …

Three power plants with a combined capacity of 484 MW will soon be located in the Thiès region. These are the 25 MW Dias solar power plant, the 159 MW Taïba Ndiaye wind farm and the 300 MW Mboro coal plant. It is Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, the Senegalese Prime Minister, who revealed this information …

Based in Ivory Coast, the Christmas company Kombo N’Guessan and Louise Bijleveld proposes to manufacture fertilizer and biogas from organic waste produced by communities and agro-industries in West Africa. On December 19th, Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF, rewarded in Paris the three winners of the first edition of the EDF Pulse Africa Awards. Among them, …