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The rise of grid-scale renewables in Africa

Sub-Saharan African countries, in general, have been relatively slow to embrace renewable energy, but falling costs are making it increasingly attractive in comparison with more established power sources.

Swedfund targets renewables

Gunilla Nilsson, Senior Investment Manager at Swedfund, talks to us what drives the Swedish development funding institution’s strategy in funding African energy projects

Can you explain Swedfund’s mandate in supporting African energy projects?

Off-grid power takes off in Africa

The social and economic benefits of off-grid electricity are being felt across the continent, as Ian Lewis explains

Africa’s leaders are learning to love off-grid renewable energy.

Private sector acquires a taste for African power

Private sector investment in Africa’s power sector is growing in leaps and bounds, as James Gavin reports

Over recent years, private investors have started to scale up their involvement in the sector.…

Minigrid use expands but regulation hampers sector 

A report from the African Minigrid Developers Association finds that in rural areas minigrid connections can be significantly less expensive than state-run utilities but red tape is holding back their growth.…

North Africa: Renewables build on existing thermal capacity

Neil Ford reports on national and regional energy transition strategies in North Africa

Both Egypt and Morocco are championing renewable energy as a pillar of future expansion of power generation, while Tunisia is also managing to attract some renewable energy investment to its much smaller market.