South Africa. Famous for its sunshine and spectacular scenery. Unarguably a land of plenty, yet filled with so many who do not have enough. Hunger and poverty is widespread and one third of households still don’t have access to electricity.
04 November 2015 05:20 GMT
Ahead of the COP21 climate conference in Paris in December, French president François Hollande and the mother of his four children, energy minister Ségolène Royal, needed to show the world that their country is serious about tackling global warming.
29 October 2015 08:34 GMT
Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, executive president of the Brazilian Solar Power Association (Absolar), was one of the key industry speakers to help kick off the Intersolar South America conference and exhibition in Sao Paulo yesterday. He talked to Recharge about his hopes for the event and the industry as a whole.
02 September 2015 11:27 GMT
01 September 2015 09:28 GMT
With power demand growing by an average of 4% a year across Latin America, national green-energy targets, strong winds and high irradiation, the region is ripe for renewables investment, with Spanish and Chinese companies leading the charge.
06 August 2015 09:23 GMT
It is a curious situation. Brazil’s government is preparing to invest millions to increase the country’s solar capacity from a paltry 45MW today to an expected 7GW of utility-scale and 2.7GW of rooftop by 2024 — yet it has erected roadblocks that will make this hugely difficult.
04 August 2015 10:52 GMT
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