For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts.
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Renewable energy sources won't make a decisive impact to alleviate South Africa's power shortage for at least five years.
Lagos only gets about 10 percent of its electricity needs, leaving its 20 million inhabitants to their own devices.
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Nigeria's unreliable power supply comes with a triple challenge of social, economic and environmental costs.
The first two of 24 new solar and wind farms under construction were completed in February but there’s still a long way to go to boost electricity supply.
When South Africa finally emerges from COVID-19 inadequate electricity supply will be once again rear its head.
Here's how spinning metal can smooth out the spikes in renewable electricity generation.
Ghana's experience is a cautionary tale for countries that find themselves in a situation of having too much electricity at any given point.
A barman using candle light as another rolling blackout affects large parts of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg.
South Africa isn't having an honest debate about proposals to fix its power utility Eskom, and the role that renewables might play.