Groundswell of Support Heats Geothermal Innovation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:23:40 +0000

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There’s new interest in one of the world’s oldest resources, as governments and investors worldwide look for advanced ways to tap geothermal energy. Geothermal wells have been producing energy for more

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META Electric Starts Leasing BYD T3 Electric Vans In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:46:28 +0000

Africa could be on the verge of another incredible leapfrog event. We have seen it before with the telecommunications and fintech industries. Once the underserved and unbanked population were introduced to the world of mobile phones, and subsequently mobile money, they quickly jumped in. They simply bypassed the fixed line era and brick & mortar […]

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NopeaRide Is Launching SolarHub EV Charging Stations In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:15:41 +0000

EkoRent Africa’s NopeaRide, Africa’s first all-electric ride-hailing taxi firm and delivery service (Nopea Xpress), has received funding from EEP Africa for piloting solar electric vehicle charging stations in Kenya. EEP Africa financing will allow EkoRent to determine the precise technology and strategy for a larger scale rollout across East Africa. The first hub will be […]

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Ampersand Secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest-Ever Private Investment In Electric Mobility

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:00:57 +0000

The transition to electromobility is now well underway across the globe. While record market shares in developed nations such as Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom have been catalyzed by generous incentives and progressive policy, the transition in Africa will most likely be driven by the unit economics in key sectors. In east Africa for […]

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Electric Motorcycle Startup Kiri EV Scaling Up After 12 Month Pilot In Nairobi

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:55:37 +0000

Kiri EV is an electric vehicle startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded by Christopher Mukiri Maara. The name Kiri was inspired by his middle name, Mukiri, which means “The Quiet One” — which is pretty cool since electric vehicles are quite silent. “We are working to prove that electric vehicles will play a […]

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Opibus Electric Motorcycles: Designed & Built In Kenya For Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:45:05 +0000

We get a lot of comments from our readers saying the best way for African countries to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles on the continent is for them to develop and build their own EVs that are best suited for the local conditions. Developing vehicles from the ground up will allow the manufacturers to […]

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Kenyan Startup Chaji Energy Working On Station That Can Charge Up To 1000 Electric Motorcycle Batteries At Once!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:35:06 +0000

They say the proof is in the pudding. This is something Reuben Kihiu and the team at Chaji Energy found out very quickly. Reuben and team had started a food and drinks delivery company called Ficar delivery in Nyeri, Kenya using fossil-fueled motorcycles. “We designed our business model to make our services as cheap as […]

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Kenya Power’s Meter Reading & Revenue Collection Teams Adopt Electric Motorcycles

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:45:21 +0000

Kenya’s electric utility company, Kenya Power, which is currently the only electricity off-taker in the country that has the mandate of procuring, distributing, and retailing electricity across the country, is piloting electric motorcycles. The pilot is part of a broader program in which UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has partnered with Powerhive, Kenya Power, Kisumu County, […]

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We Met With Kenya’s 1st Tesla Model X Owner

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:15:51 +0000

There are a lot of Kenyans all over the world who own or drive Teslas. There are also quite a number of Kenyans who work or have worked for Tesla. But getting a Tesla in Kenya itself can be quite a journey since Tesla has not yet opened up motor vehicle sales here or anywhere […]

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Mango Solar — Offering Electrification & Digitalization In Africa, Now In Installments

Credit to Author: Chanan Bos| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 03:53:22 +0000

It wasn’t until I talked to Mango Solar that I realized how long it has been. It feels like just a few years ago that the company was in the news for helping farmers in remote rural Africa stay connected using feature phones. Turns out that was nearly 9 years ago, and as it also […]

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