A team of GIZ/EnDev staff comprising of Ali Toma Mohammed (Country Project/Program Manager GIZ/EnDev, Sierra Leone) , Freeman K. Godu (Technical Project Coordinator, GIZ/EnDev Liberia), Daniel Koroma (Technician and Maintenance Officer, GIZ/EnDev Sierra Leone),
Sorie Kamara (Technical Driver, GIZ/EnDev Liberia) has concluded an eight (8) days monitoring and assessment visit in Lofa County, Liberia.

Dear Partners,

ACE TAF is on the fore front of promoting the use of stand-alone solar as a cost-effective way to provide clean energy to millions of households across Africa that do not have access. Many of these households are also low income or vulnerable.

To ensure that the products that reach them are good quality and durable, ACE TAF is working with governments, development partners and the

Easy Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy and services in Sierra Leone has over the weekend opened another branch in Kono district. The new outlet is their second shop in the district and is part of their committment to extend affordable and reliable electricity to the wider Sierra Leonean population. The branch is located in Tefeya, Sandor chiefdom and will serve people in and around the surrounding villages. See images below

GOLA IS LOCATED IN SIERRA LEONE AND IS WEST AFRICA'S FIRST REDD+ PROJECT.

GOLA is embarking on a campaign to protect the forest.

Save forests and ecosystems, protect endangered species, and support development projects for local communities.

Receive a USAID-approved certificate and a unique reference link to the markit.com environmental registry as proof of your impact.

Click HERE to donate

A new World Bank report, the State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services, finds that the rate of access to modern sources of energy for cooking stands at only 10 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa, 36 percent in East Asia, and 56 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Lack of progress in clean cooking is costing the world more than $2.4 trillion each year, driven by adverse impacts on health, climate, and gender equality. Women bear a disproportionate share of this cost in the form of poor health and safety, as well as lost productivity,” said

We’re happy to invite you to join us on a technical webinar on the topic of “Lightning and Surge Protection for Photovoltaic Systems”.
In this session, we’ll familiarize you with the residential and utility systems and the importance of lightning protection, from both commercial and technical aspects.
 
We’ll discuss the risk assessments, mitigation procedures and the insurability of the installation You can also expect a thorough analyze of different risk factors based on the lightning flash density, installation type, climatic region.

Dear Colleagues,

Today (October 22) is World Energy Day and happy World Energy Day!

I would like to draw your attention on a blog post by WB managing director Mari Pangestu The Triple G of Clean Cooking: Green, gender, and good health. We have also released an animated video: Stepping up efforts to expand access to modern energy cooking services. If you would like to learn more about the State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services, please click here.    

GreenMax Capital Advisors released today a briefing report on the market assessment conducted for the launch of the Green4Access First Loss Facility. The assessment covered 83 companies and 37 Financial Institutions (FIs) across 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The main findings of the assessment are: 

PV MINI GRIDS DO’S AND DON’TS – AN INTRODUCTION

FRIDAY, 28 AUGUST 2020, 11.00 AM CET, BERLIN

EnDev Indonesia had completed survey to more than 300 PV sites back in 2013 to 2015 as part of Mini Grid Service Package (MSP) activities. Based on these surveys, the PV Mini Grid Do’s and Don’ts was developed. It is a guideline that provides PV mini grid practitioners with complete theoretical and practical information about good practices and not so good practices.

The Renewable Energy sector like most other sectors is male dominant. As a way of reducing this gap, GIZ EnDev took the initiative to fully sponsor seven (7) women to participate in an intensive Six (6) months training in Solar PV Installation at the FLS Academy. The first set of students have just concluded their practical exams and are looking to gain real-world experiences in the field.

FLS Academy, an internationally accredited engineering training college delivering IT, Electrical and Solar PV technician trainings has published it course portfolio for the new academic year. As part of its committment to provide the best training facilicities for student, FLS Academy has set up a state of the art labs for Computer and Renewable Energy departments to ensure hands-on learning. FLS Academy has the following courses

Dear Energy stakeholders,

We would like to draw your attention to the West African Clean Energy and Environment Trade Fair and Conference, eWACEE'20, which will take place virtually in September 2020. It will be organized by Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Lagos.

eWACCE'20 will have three important focus areas:

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