Electricity bill, fuel, generator maintenance and solar power are some of the expenses Nigerian businesses deal with. Nigeria is currently ranked 131 on the global Ease of Doing Business Index and a lack of electricity is a major reason. This is a story of how Big Cabal tried to solve its electricity problem; one many […]
Renewable energy startup, Rensource, has completed a $20m funding round to boost its capacity to provide technology-enabled power solutions in Nigeria. Rensource builds and operates off-grid solar technologies for marketplaces, serving over thirty-thousand SMEs. Since launching commercially in 2016, it has deployed operations in seven clusters across six states in Nigeria – Lagos, Kano, Ogun, […]
The Rwanda government is working on a national mobility policy that will replace petrol-powered motorbikes with e-motos. Although government support for electric vehicles is already known, this is the first time it will officially extend it to cover motorbikes.
Stable electricity generation and supply has been a challenge for many African countries for years. In 2014, only 45% of the continent’s 1.2 billion people had access to electricity. When North African countries were excluded, the figure dropped to less than 30%. In 2015, the 48 countries in Sub Saharan Africa produced around 80,000 megawatts […]
On Thursday, July 11, 2019, TechCabal hosted its second townhall of 2019 to discuss the importance of renewable energy to Africa for improving access to electricity. The event also highlighted the challenges that exist in the renewable energy market and how they should be addressed.
While the solution to Nigeria’s energy crisis will include fixing the inefficiencies in each segment of the value chain from generation to distribution, technology could help accelerate access to power for more people solving issues such as payments, access to consumption data and meter-tampering.