Solar Power

Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19

Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19 A women-run solar station near the front line in Abs is empowering its owners and improving life in their community. A woman checks batteries at the Abs solar microgrid station [Photo courtesy of SDF YEMEN] By Veronique Mistiaen 18 Oct 2020 “The role of women was housework …

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Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity but damage the environment

REUTERS/TEMILADE ADELAJA Diesel-run generators are seen in Lagos, Nigeria FEELING SMOG Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity supply but are an environmental hazard By Yinka AdegokeSeptember 30, 2019 In Lagos, the culture of noisy back-up generators is so ingrained there’s unspoken etiquette about showing consideration for neighbors about how long you leave yours on late into …

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Solar power could stabilize Nigeria’s Electricity grid and save it money

May 30, 2019 10.17am EDT Author Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje Research fellow, University College Cork Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country’s epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance. This unreliable …

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