Africa

Ghana to be Home to Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant

December 7, 2012 / No Comments

The UK-based renewable energy company, Blue Energy, has announced plans to begin a photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Ghana. It will be the largest plant on the continent. The plant, which will be worth $400 million, can generate sufficient energy for 100,000 homes. The construction work of the 155MW solar PV plant will begin with in a year and will ...

Future of Rhinos at Stake in South Africa

December 3, 2012 / No Comments

Many measures have been taken to protect Africa's rhinos from extinction. But despite the global push, Africa has lost around 588 rhinos to poaching since the first week of 2012. The killings are feared to touch 600 by the year-end. The insatiable demand for horns in Asia has resulted in rhino poaching in larger numbers. The poachers grab $100 thousand per ...

Low Energy Cellular Network to Expand Reach

February 24, 2010 / No Comments

Cellular Networks are an essential part of modern lifestyle, but at the same time, they are responsible for very high emissions. That said, cellular networks play an important role in communications, and countries which haven't yet been able to have a decent wired network, now provide access to cellular networks for millions of people. Expanding cellular networks to such areas ...

Soccer Ball Makes Energy Generation as Exciting as Play

February 1, 2010 / No Comments

Soccer is the most popular game in the world, and now it's one that will add fun to generating energy. The fun energy generation part is up to the sOccket ball, a soccer ball that can generate energy. Intended for use in Africa, about 15 minutes of play with the ball will generate enough electricity to power an LED light ...

Kilimanjaro’s Melting Snow Shows a Drastic Picture of Global Warming

November 3, 2009 / No Comments

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak, and used to be covered in snow throughout the year despite its proximity to the equator. The ill-effects of global warming however, have put up a drastic picture of the mountain, whose slopes went ice-free this year; probably for the first time in 12,000 years.

Largest Wind Farm in Africa, to be Built in Ethiopia

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

The Ethiopian Electricity Corporation realized that they were falling short on energy resources and needed to add some extra sources to meet the demand. But instead of following the conventional method of installing huge power plants, they decided to build a wind farm instead. Built in north Ethiopia this 120 megawatt Ashegoba wind farm would generate 15% of the nation's power ...

Olympic Record for Power Consumption

August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing set an Olympic Record for power consumption.  The Beijing power grid peaked at a consumption of 12.48 million KW at 11:24am...enough power to run a city of 17 million while they host an international sporting event attended by 200+ countries and 10's of thousands of people. The previous record was 12.28 million KW. I think they were trying to ...

African Farmers, Solution for the Spiraling Food Prices

May 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

There are so many reasons why food prices sky-rocketed during the last twelve months, but more important than blaming, is to find a viable solution. Jeffrey D. Sachs, head of Columbia University's Earth Institute and adviser to the U.N. chief, talked on Monday about the food crisis in developing countries. He said that simple reforms could double Africa's food production in ...