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Steamaco: The disruptive smart metering for Africa

Steamaco

If you are looking to offer advanced technical services in rural areas that lack even essential facilities, you are definitely faced with challenges. However, if you are determined, you excel. The same can be said about the Manchester-based company Stemaco. The company has revolutionized the way Africa gets power.  By utilizing renewable energy resources like […]

Research platform could solve BRICS energy problems

BRICS

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Think Tanks Council (BTTC) has proposed a new platform to help solve renewable energy challenges. BCCT said harmful banking regulations are restricting funding desperately needed for renewable energy projects hence its belief on an Energy Research Platform is the […]

Rise of smart power in Africa transforms energy sector

Kieran Whyte, Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS believe Africa has the potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation. Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes […]

EXCLUSIVE: US defends “sovereignty” of African states in use of coal and gas

Hwange Colliery

from SCOTT COURIER in Washington, United States WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – THE lack of electricity in Africa has become a factor in Washington’s “war on terror” Good news millions who live off the grid, but the policy is set to draw fire from those opposed to fossil fuel. Two of the most senior voices in […]

Billions invested in renewable energy to address SA power deficit

Solar energy storage plant

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Pofadder, Northern Cape POFADDER, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT and the private sector are investing billions of rands as South Africa makes the most of its abundance in renewable sources of energy and ultimately address erratic power supplies that are partly to blame for prevailing economic challenges. The country has vast clean energy sources as […]

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