degradation

Natural degradation hazards The major natural hazards in the region, environmental conditions which act as predisposing factors for land degradation, are: For water erosion: monsoonal rains of high intensity; steep slopes of the mountain and hill lands; soils with low resistance to water erosion (e.g. silty soils, vertisols). For wind Read more…

S-Telecom

Telecom companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, BT, Euskaltel, and Telstra have signed some of the biggest corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) to date. Telecommunications giant AT&T is ranked second in corporate PPAs and BT is only one step short of being 100% renewable on paper. A recent IRENA report reveals, however, Read more…

SmartPartners

Electricity Infrastructure We cover several markets in the area of clean electricity. Off-grid electricity markets: Autonomous systems Off-grid sites: domestic (Solar Home Systems, Lighting, etc.), communities (vllages, public buildings) and industry (pumping in agriculture, telecommunications infrastructure, mining, industrial sites, etc.). Micro-Grid and Mini-Grid markets: Micro or Mini-Grid are isolated electricity Read more…

S-Agri

Agri Food Chain The number of people without access to electricity is estimated at more than a billion, while almost 2.9 billion still rely on traditional, unsustainable biomass sources such as firewood for cooking and heating. About 80% of those lacking modern energy access live in rural areas, which also Read more…

SmartBioenergy

Bioenergy use falls into two main categories: “traditional” and “modern”. Traditional use refers to the combustion of biomass in such forms as wood, animal waste and traditional charcoal. Modern bioenergy technologies include liquid biofuels produced from bagasse and other plants; bio-refineries; biogas produced through anaerobic digestion of residues; wood pellet Read more…

S-municipalities

Governments as Smart Governments Cities account for the bulk of global energy use. With the urban population growing everywhere, measures at the municipal level are a crucial element in the shift to sustainable, renewable energy sources. Smart municipalities use data and technology to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, create economic development, and Read more…

SmartParking

Smart parking in a city – the first ffor Africa Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has introduced a first for Africa,  a smart parking system to solve the lack of parking space for the hundreds of thousands of cars in the city. The system uses modern Chinese technology to park vehicles Read more…

smartarchitecture

Ghana’s Hope city 10 billion dollar development outside Accra Will await the developments on this smart city Architect from Italy modelled this city of mixed use development which will have university, hospital, recreation and more  

smarttechnology

Konza technological City The government plans to complete the techno city just after 2030. This city once completed will bring in over a billion dollars and generate over 150,000 jobs This city will be built over 5,000 acres of land   TATU City it is another large mixed use development Read more…