A new dawn for African energy


Solar Power for African continent

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town
Western Cape Bureau
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE launch of the third annual Solar Power Africa is hailed as a new dawn for energy provision in the continent.

The conference will take place from February 7-9 in 2024 in Cape Town.

Attendees, exhibitors and international participants keen to capitalise on the networking opportunities presented are expected from across Africa.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt, Solar Power Africa is presented in partnership with RE+ Events (formerly Solar Power Events), and fully endorsed by the South Africa Energy Storage Association(SAESA), Circular Energy, the African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) and Green Cape.

“Africa is blessed with an abundance of sunshine,” said Michael Dehn, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt SA.

“We know that we have the potential to tap into the continent’s incredible capacity to generate solar power,” he added.

Dehn said while significant progress has been made both at an individual household level as well as at the utility scale, there is more that needs to be done to give every African access to cheap, secure and sustainable energy.

“Solar offers us the chance to not only meet Africa’s growing energy demands but also mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and contribute to global efforts in combating global warming,” he said.

One of the biggest obstacles to date in harnessing solar and integrating it to the grid has been its intermittent nature.

“However, with the developments in storage technologies and solutions, the industry has been able to overcome these barriers,” Dehn said.

– CAJ News








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