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Grid parity – what is it?

by Conrad Roedern We live in times of falling prices for Solar Energy equipment – some 25% reduction for modules in the last 8 months – while prices of energy supply from traditional sources are almost constantly on the rise. … Continue reading


Renewable Energy – Indigenous Energy

by Conrad Roedern The majority of African countries spend most of their income earned from export on fuel imports. Many among them spend more than that, i. e. these fuel imports are partly paid from development aid monies. One must … Continue reading


Solar Energy and Land Reform

by Wiebke Volkmann and Conrad Roedern Many families would love for their children to have the best of both worlds: knowing their rural roots, being in nature, possibly even finding work as farmers and producers of food as well as … Continue reading


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South Africa launches hydrogen fuel cell power generator

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has officially launched the innovative 2,5 kW hydrogen fuel cell power generator prototype unit at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The generator demonstrates South Africa’s innovative capabilities in the emerging hydrogen … Continue reading

Regional News

Namibia Event: National Energy Forum

National Energy Forum: The Struggle for Energy Independence and Full Energy Access by 2020 Date:                           Thursday, 13 November 2014 Venue:                        Hilton Hotel Time:                          08:00- 17:00 Keynote Speaker:      Honorable Isak Katali, Minister of Mines and Energy Featuring Panellist:   … Continue reading


EV “Charging Corridor” Links L.A. and San Francisco

Forget about California’s long-promised hydrogen highway. A solar power company has joined a regional bank to create an “electric highway” of quick-charge stations linking San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is believed to be the first network of its kind … Continue reading

Global News

America’s K-12 schools are among the fastest adopters of solar power

U.S. schools quickly climbing learning curve in solar power Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter ClimateWire: Friday, September 19, 2014 America’s K-12 schools are among the fastest adopters of solar power in the United States, with an estimated 3,000 new solar installations … Continue reading

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2nd “Energy Festival” in Katatura, Windhoek


Nine African countries win renewable energy development funding

Nine low-income African countries have been chosen to receive funding to transform their renewable energy services at the semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meeting, held last week in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Funding and operational support will be granted … Continue reading

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