In The News: 10MW Solar Power For Zimbabwe’s National Grid

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) announced plans to install solar power stations within the next 12 months which will add 10 megawatt peak (MW) of electricity to Zimbabwe’s national grid soon thereafter. In an article written by Kenneth Nyavaya, DPA development executive, Remeredzai Kuhudzai stated that DPA will supervise and train local workers during the installation phase ...
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DPA and CTTZ In Solar Deal

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) and Community Technology Trust in Zimbabwe (CTTZ), have entered into a partnership that seeks to empower rural communities through provision of solar power energy to boost their small businesses. The partnership should see small-holder farmers and other small to medium enterprises enhance productivity through efficient use and availability of solar energy. ...
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DPA’s Unique 0% Start-Up Option

Africa is a continent envied by a few others for the abundance of sunlight received during the year. A few of the European solar companies wish they had the same amount of sunlight to work with. And yet, Africa is behind the rest of the world in the switch to solar power. It is not ...
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Distributed Power Africa Was At AfricaCom 2017

2017 marked the 20th anniversary of AfricaCom, an event that highlights the technological advancements of the African continent and the future of technology at the same time. DPA was invited to participate in the panel discussion on the 8th of November. The panel discussion was entitled, “How Will Future Networks Impact The Towerco Model.” DPA ...
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The SUN Status

Posted May 31, 2017
Solar energy offers a lot of potential. Once your system is installed, it doesn’t take much to ensure your solar panels are always working at full throttle with low maintenance. Battery storage means any excess power or energy your system generates can be stored for use later even when the sun is not shining. When ...
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Navigating Clean Energy Innovation

Posted May 31, 2017
Clean energy has been on a roll.  The world’s fourth largest solar facility is under construction in western Ghana. The $400 million Nzema solar project will include 630,000 solar PV modules generating 155MW and adding 6% to Ghana’s overall power generation. Another factor impacting the shift to renewables is supportive regional policies and regulations. For ...
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Turning the power on in Africa

Posted May 30, 2017
Solar trumps other renewables Many renewable energies have been developed and explored.  Solar, however, provides the most significant potential to light up the continent.  The sun remains the most scaleable renewable resource when compared to other renewable sources.  Africa also experiences high irradiation levels with the World Sunshine Map indicating that Africa receives, on average, ...
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FAQs

How much does solar cost Solar costs have dropped by more than 80% in the past 5 years and have become a preferred source of green energy . Solar based solutions are more competitive than blended costs ( Grid and generator costs). How does solar power work? The solar panels are made up of photovoltaic ...
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