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HSFG website update

At the HSFG website I regularly post news items relevant for household solar in Africa. I also keep a list of relevant events.
Please find below an overview of recent news items and an overview of upcoming events.

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Household Solar news

Financial mobilisation and financing trends: The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa case

13 June 2024
The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is an innovative SDG7 financing programme managed by Nefco. BGFA is now a EUR 126 million programme, funded by Denmark, Germany, Norway… Read More »Financial mobilisation and financing trends: The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa case

BGFA opens funding round in Mozambique for PUE

6 June 2024
A second funding round in Mozambique focused on productive-use-of-energy solutions will open at the end of June. This is BGFA’s sixth Call for Proposals to incentivise clean off-grid energy solutions… Read More »BGFA opens funding round in Mozambique for PUE

Egroup discussion on Sustainable inclusive irrigation in the context of climate change

4 June 2024
SNV is organising a moderated Egroup discussion on the topic “Sustainable inclusive irrigation in the context of climate change” as part of its learning activities around irrigation. This multi-sector (i.e.… Read More »Egroup discussion on Sustainable inclusive irrigation in the context of climate change

Ministry of Energy and Water of Angola signs contract for 62,250 solar home systems

1 June 2024
The National Director of Renewable Energy and Rural Electrification (DNERER), Mr. Serafim da Silveira, duly authorised by the Minister of Energy and Water, Mr. João Baptista Borges has signed, in… Read More »Ministry of Energy and Water of Angola signs contract for 62,250 solar home systems

d.light and Orange partner to open up access to off-grid solar energy in Africa

30 May 2024
d.light has partnered with global telecom operator Orange to open up access to d.light’s range of low-cost solar products for customers in 11 African countries. d.light solar-powered products, including solar… Read More »d.light and Orange partner to open up access to off-grid solar energy in Africa

EEP Africa received nearly 500 application for their recent Call for Proposals

27 May 2024
EEP Africa once again received a high volume of applications under the annual Call for Proposals. A total of 494 expressions of interest (EoIs) were submitted, of which 74% were… Read More »EEP Africa received nearly 500 application for their recent Call for Proposals

SolarAid’s “Light a Village” nominated for the Charity Awards

17 May 2024
SolarAid is delighted to announce that it has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. SolarAid has been… Read More »SolarAid’s “Light a Village” nominated for the Charity Awards

d.light provides 10,000 solar home systems to refugees in Uganda

17 May 2024
d.light is providing 10,000 subsidised solar home systems to refugees who have fled conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and who are now living in refugee… Read More »d.light provides 10,000 solar home systems to refugees in Uganda

SNV launches paper on the role of demand side subsidies in agricultural PUE

16 May 2024
Presented for the first time in an End User Subsidy lab webinar, SNV published a paper on the role of end user subsidies in Productive Use of Energy in the… Read More »SNV launches paper on the role of demand side subsidies in agricultural PUE

New IRENA report “Energy transition in Africa: Opportunities for international collaboration with a focus on the G7”

30 April 2024
This report for the Italian G7 Presidency identifies priority areas for potential collaboration between the G7 and Africa to advance the continent’s energy transition. Africa stands at a crucial crossroads… Read More »New IRENA report “Energy transition in Africa: Opportunities for international collaboration with a focus on the G7”

GOGLA: Challenging conditions slow progress on off-grid solar investment in 2023

27 April 2024
GOGLA, supported by GET.invest, has released the results from its 2023 Investment Database, showing that the total investment into the off-grid solar sector was $425 million, a 43% drop versus… Read More »GOGLA: Challenging conditions slow progress on off-grid solar investment in 2023

Ignite Power acquires DRE provider Oolu

25 April 2024
A leading provider of distributed infrastructure solutions, proudly announces its latest milestone: expanding renewable energy access in Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon through the strategic acquisition of Oolu, a… Read More »Ignite Power acquires DRE provider Oolu

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