Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is now “Kenya’s First Fully Solar powered Lodge” | Serena comprises a collection of 36 luxury resorts, safari lodges, and hotels operates in East Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia | The largest shareholder (45%) is the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)

By Janet Maina on The Serena Experience com From L-R: Francois Van Themaat (Managing Director, Mettle Solar OFGEN), Mahmud Jan Mohamed (Managing Director, TPS Serena Hotels) , Caroline Kimathi (Director of Renewable Energy, Energy Regulatory Commission) and Professor Izael Pereira Da Silva (DVC Strathmore University) Serena Hotels and Mettle Solar OFGEN have officially opened “Kenya’s…

Videos: Clean Energy Improves Lives and Boost Business in Rural Bangladesh | Working Together to Increase Access to Renewable

Bangladesh’s booming economy has increased the demand for electricity. To preserve the environment and power up isolated off-the-grid areas, the country has invested heavily in green energy through solar home systems, solar irrigation pumps, and solar mini-grids. Now, rural Bangladeshis can access round-the-clock cheap energy to run their businesses and lighten up their homes. Working…

Top 5 Largest Solar Power Plants of the World — Solar Insure com | China on top with 1500 MW– and India at 3rd place with 900 Megawatts –

This article has been Updated on 6/27/17 *As of June 2017 China and India have taken over as the leading developers of large scale solar projects. U.S. demand for solar power is surging despite an economic recession, thanks to government financial incentives, some easing in credit availability, and increasing public recognition of its environmental benefits….

USA: Renewables on the Rise — A decade of progress toward a clean energy future

Since 2007, America has made rapid progress toward repowering our economy with clean, renewable energy. Just nine years ago, many key clean energy technologies were limited to niche markets or perceived as too expensive. Today, the rapid adoption of wind and solar power and energy efficiency technologies — along with the emergence of electric vehicles…

Solar panels defy militant efforts to sabotage vaccination in FATA — Pakistan Asia News com

PESHAWAR — Health authorities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have installed solar panels in health centres to provide continuous power and to maintain the vaccine cold chain, ensuring children receive effective immunisations. Technicians install solar panels in Wana, South Waziristan, April 28. [Courtesy of Ashfaq Yusufzai] PESHAWAR — Health authorities in the Federally…

Canadian and Aga Khan envoys pledge continued support to Bamyan province — Khaama com

The Canadian and Aga Khan Development Network envoys have pledged continued support to the central Bamyan province of Afghanistan. The two envoys reaffirmed commitments during a visit to the central Bamyan province where they met with the local officials including provincial governor Mohammad Tahir Zahir. According to the provincial government media office, the Canadian Ambassador…

USA: Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly FOR THE FIRST TIME, SOLAR WILL BE THE TOP NEW SOURCE OF ENERGY THIS YEAR — Global Possibilities org Solar energy CREDIT: AP Photo/John Locher For the first time ever utility-scale solar projects will add more new capacity to the nation’s grid than any other industry this…

Mali to build west Africa’s first solar plant — Yahoo News com

A solar plant near El Salvador, in the Atacama desert, northern Chile (AFP Photo/Vladimir Rodas)   Dakar (AFP) – Mali has signed an agreement with a Norwegian renewable energy specialist to build west Africa’s first industrial-scale solar power plant, the company announced in a statement on Friday. Oslo-based Scatec Solar said it had signed up…

Lending a hand to India’s growth story — DNA India com

For a Musahar community village in Samastipur district of Bihar, State Bank of India (SBI) is much more than a bank. It ended their drudgery of travelling four kilometres to a kirana shop just to charge mobile phones. SBI fellows Somil Daga and Ajay Kumar, two engineers, installed a solar powered charging station in their…

Germany produces half of energy with solar — The Local de

A worker at a solar farm in Frankfurt (Oder) Photo: DPA   Germany produced a record 50 percent of its electricity needs through solar panel at the start of June, breaking a huge milestone on its march to renewable energy. (…)   Analysis from the Fraunhofer ISE research institute showed solar panels in Germany generated…