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ABB technology helps bring power to the people of Africa

Innovative ABB solutions continue to empower, connect and “enlighten” remote communities and growing cities on the continent

Access to electricity: the cornerstone of development in Africa

More than 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (two-thirds of the population) have no access to electricity, severely hampering their prospects.

Microgrids as the new energy paradigm

Flexible, local, safe, clean power: Microgrids are defining the new energy landscape. A first project of its kind in Africa will showcase the benefits.

The power to change lives

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a look at how access to electricity affects women’s education in Africa
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Wind for Prosperity – bringing clean power to remote and rural locations

One fifth of the world population has no access to electricity. How can wind power change that?

Rolling the smart grid ball

Many countries in the IMA region intend to transform towards smart grids through the digitalization of their power grid

Giant solar power projects now hitting developing world

Large (and sometimes extremely large) solar power projects are getting underway in a number of developing nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Ambitions in Africa

Economic forecasters predict Africa’s average gross domestic product should outpace the world average in the next few years

The “rainbow nation” lets the sun shine in

Virtually nowhere in the world is access to electricity as low as in Africa. Yet, virtually nowhere offers the same wealth of non-polluting renewable energy sources as what was once called “the dark continent.”