Energy

With zero-energy storage facilities, post-harvest losses are set to drop

High losses incurred by horticulture farmers are set to reduce thanks to a new cost effective technology for cooling and storing produce. The technology, dubbed Zero-energy Cool Chamber (ZECC), is seen as a timely boost to horticulture farmers who have been losing up to 40 per cent of their...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:21am

EAC attracting off-grid and mini-grid energy investors, experts say

Energy project developers and investors in the East African are upbeat about the opportunities that mini-grid and off-grid power projects. As the region plays catch-up in generation capacity, investors say that there are multiple opportunities as well as an attractive environment in the region to...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:41am

EAC mobilises resources for clean energy projects

The East African Community (EAC) is mobilising funds for renewable energy projects which can lead to the reduction of firewood and charcoal use by 50 per cent. The new drive would start with formulation of the Regional Renewable Energy Master plan alongside with energy efficiency and conservation...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:27pm

Siemens affirms its interest in Rwanda market

German multinational Siemens has mapped out their investment targets in the country and are currently negotiating partnerships with potential partners and clients. Siemens is the largest industrial manufacturing company across Europe. The firm, which expressed interest in the Rwandan market...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:25am

Editorial: Renewable energy gets a lifeline, but are there takers?

Rwanda and Sweden this week signed a loan guarantee agreement to extend Development Bank of Rwanda’s capacity to extend lending to SMEs involved in the renewable energy sector. Energy generation has long been seen as a prerogative of the government with hardly a footprint of  the...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 11:25pm

Making water-smart energy choices

NEW DELHI – Climate change undoubtedly poses a potent – even existential – threat to the planet. But the current approach to mitigating it, which reflects a single-minded focus on cutting carbon dioxide emissions, may end up doing serious harm, as it fails to account for the...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:11pm