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The impact of a Solar Home System in Tanzania

Interview with SincronicityAfricaPower Who are your customers? SincronicityAfricaPower’s customers are in the first instance telecom tower owners or telecom companies, (by securing safe clean reliable power to these ‘anchor’ towers, the surrounding community can benefit.) We feel it is so important to build a resilient, reliable power supply. Access to power is only useful when it is constant and reliable, and since the telecom companies demand such high reliability, the surrounding community also gets to benefit. Excess power can then be used to drive irrigation pumps, provide off grid power to schools, hospitals and street lighting, and enable the...

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Off-Grid Power Business Moves Ahead in Tanzania

off-grid power Tanzania Africa Power is focussed on the provision of off-grid power Tanzania and Zambia, and has won a prestigious SPICEF business plan competition, administered and sponsored by @CTI-PFAN and @Sida to enable its off-grid power business to move ahead. Covering both our Tanzanian and Zambian growth plans, the package includes business plan coaching; an investor workshop in Nairobi on November 30th and business plan presentations at an invitation-only investor forum in 2017. the winning business model for off-grid power Tanzania Africa Power  demonstrated  that its,  clean energy business model for off-grid power in Tanzania would be  financially viable,...

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Clean Energy for Mobile in Tanzania

2015 saw the creation of our JV Sincronicity Africa Power in Tanzania.  A JV between Sincro Sitewatch Ltd and Africa Power Ltd.  Sincro Sitewatch Ltd provides reliable power & maintenance solutions to Telecoms networks in Tanzania, and through this JV, now offers innovative clean energy solutions for providing reliable solar power solutions to mobile phone towers, where diesel generators have been the norm. Africa Power Ltd combines specialist energy, telecom and clean-tech expertise to deliver superior reliability than grid power not just to the telecom towers, but extended power provision to the surrounding villages. Currently the JV is focussed...

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IOREC by IRENA, September 2016

International Off Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) kicks off tomorrow, organised in association with the Kenya Ministry of Energy & Petroleum,  with an incredible array of speakers, and participants from around the globe, converging in Nairobi, Kenya with one common goal in mind: Accelerating rural electrification through off-grid renewable energy systems. Timed to coincide, the ARE – Alliance for Rural Electrification has organised an exhibition to showcase know how, products and expertise in off grid renewable technologies. One such, Energy for Development from the University of Southampton, UK is also offering the opportunity to visit one of their village sites in Kenya, well worth a visit. #energyaccess Follow #SEEDAS16 or @IRENA for more...

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Distributed Energy or Micro-Grids?

A few solar panels connected to inverter, plus a battery no bigger than those found inside an electric vehicle. That’s all it takes….to provide power in Africa. Micro Grid: A few solar panels, a controller and a battery comprise an independent Distributed solar power system. Connect this to some highly efficient DC appliances and a PAYG operating system and you have one of the tens of thousands of independent solar power systems already operating in Africa providing light and productive power. Hundreds of thousands of these are operating world-wide, making 1,437 micro-grid projects worldwide seem like a drop in...

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