Samuel quickly recognized the overwhelming litter problem in Kenya. Everywhere you look in areas where people live, there is rubbish by the sides of the street, around people’s homes, in school playgrounds, in bushes and trees, in rivers, in the sea and on the beaches.
He and his people gather up and recycle the ubiquitous plastic pollution into construction materials.
“Basically we are substituting plastic for cement,” explained Ngaruiya in an interview with Reuters. The US-trained engineer went on to explain that when the melted plastic cools, it absorbs and “squeezes” the sand, creating a compact and rather strong building material.
The idea is simple: pay locals to gather up plastic debris and pollution, and then repurpose it into useful construction materials (fence poles, roof tiles, road signs, flooring, containers, etc.).
Africa’s Lake Kivu contains fixed quantities of gas, which makes it both dangerous and valuable.
Since this summer, Rwanda has been winning green gas from Lake Kivu. That’s a good: should the gas release spontaneously, it will be perilous.
Floating gas plant – Kivu Watt – is located in Lake Kivu on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Approximately 65 cubic kilometers of methane with a value of at least 40 billion dollars, will be extracted. This is important for Rwanda since the economy is growing and the energy demand grows. But there is more. Read More
Kenya is expected to grow by 5% this year, with a boosted power supply expected to attract an increased pool of investors into the East African country
One of the most green countries of Africa is Morocco. The country has few hydrocarbon reserves but it makes up for it in wind and sun. The new wind farm installation in Tarfaya spans 10,000 hectares. When fully operational in October this year, the 131 turbines will generate up to 300 megawatts of power. Read More
Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity
Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costswere very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Nowadays good core development expertise is available and capital costs have dropped dramatically. Read More
solar and utility/on grid electricity hybrid system charge controller/ regulator for street lamp
In general terms, grid extensión is recommended only where it is the most cost-effective solution; mini-grids should be implemented at village scale where the cost of grid extension is not affordable; and stand-alone systems are suitable for remote areas with very low demand potential and scattered loads. Read More
Excellent works with community self-help groups in semi-arid Africa to improve their environment sustainably. Effective soil and water conservation enable improved water supply, food security, health and incomes. Find out more about Sand Dams here:
Namibia started the construction process of a PhotoVoltaic solar project. The project, located in Omburu near Omaruru, is the town’s first utility-scale ground mounted PhotoVoltaic (PV) power plant. The 4,5 megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant will supply over 1% of Namibia’s domestic power generation.
Safe drinking water sends children (especially girls) back to school, empowers women, improves community health and fosters economic development.
There are more cell phones in Asia and Africa than toilets. But that wil change now. Because the African Union has started a big project to improve rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene in 10 countries in Africa.
The first 1,55 installations are operational in Tanzania and Kenya. By the end of 2014 that must be 5,000. SimGas starts trial runs in Rwanda and India. Within 5 years they expect to deliver in 10 African and Asian countries.
Like many subtropical regions, farmers in the Sub-Saharan – Africa – depend primarily on wood for energy.
Biogas is particularly well suited to meet household energy needs in Sub-Saharan Africa, while simultaneously improving both soil conditions and household sanitation.
These systems will spark a revolution in the biogas business in (sub)tropical regions by providing unique, off-the-shelf biogas solutions.