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Measuring Solar Irradiation in Africa: A case for change

Measuring Solar Irradiation in Africa: A case for change

Inaccurate solar production estimates impact all players across the power value chain.

  • 3-20% overestimation bias identified for solar irradiance data across Africa
  • 5-20% reduction in lifetime solar energy savings for businesses
  • 1-2% decrease in IRR for project developers from overestimated asset productivity

Declining solar equipment costs continue to drive African businesses toward solar energy solutions. Solar irradiation is the measurement of how much sunlight shines in each location, and because irradiation determines how much electricity a solar array will produce, it is a key design factor for solar buyers, installers, and investors.

In our latest report, we discuss why the current methods the solar industry uses for estimating solar production across the continent are unreliable and what can be done to address this.

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NextSource Materials awards CrossBoundary Energy a contract to power its Molo Graphite Mine in Madagascar with Hybridized Solar-Thermal Energy
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NextSource Materials awards CrossBoundary Energy a contract to power its Molo Graphite Mine in Madagascar with Hybridized Solar-Thermal Energy

NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX:NEXT) (OTCQB:NSRCF) (“NextSource” or the “Company”) announces it has awarded a power supply contract to independent power producer CrossBoundary Energy for the long-term supply of solar and thermal generation to power the operations of its Molo graphite mine in Madagascar. The contract is for a 20-year term...
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Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, sign a MoU with CrossBoundary Energy
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Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, sign a MoU with CrossBoundary Energy

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NextSource Materials awards CrossBoundary Energy a contract to power its Molo Graphite Mine in Madagascar with Hybridized Solar-Thermal Energy

NextSource Materials awards CrossBoundary Energy a contract to power its Molo Graphite Mine in Madagascar with Hybridized Solar-Thermal Energy

Energy News November 23, 2021
Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, sign a MoU with CrossBoundary Energy

Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, sign a MoU with CrossBoundary Energy

Energy News September 6, 2021
Solar and wind hybrid plant to power Rio Tinto’s mine in Madagascar

Solar and wind hybrid plant to power Rio Tinto’s mine in Madagascar

Energy News July 27, 2021
Rio Tinto sign wind & solar plant to supply Madagascan Mine

Rio Tinto sign wind & solar plant to supply Madagascan Mine

Energy News July 27, 2021
Rio Tinto inks power deal to supply its ilmenite operation in Madagascar

Rio Tinto inks power deal to supply its ilmenite operation in Madagascar

Energy News July 26, 2021
CrossBoundary wind, solar, battery solution set for Rio QMM ilmenite operation

CrossBoundary wind, solar, battery solution set for Rio QMM ilmenite operation

Energy News July 26, 2021
CrossBoundary sets up solar PV systems for breweries in Ghana & Nigeria

CrossBoundary sets up solar PV systems for breweries in Ghana & Nigeria

Energy News May 1, 2021
Solar providers in Africa are on a collision course with struggling national grid companies

Solar providers in Africa are on a collision course with struggling national grid companies

Energy News December 14, 2020
Blended finance unlocks a cleaner path for growth in Africa

Blended finance unlocks a cleaner path for growth in Africa

Energy News November 24, 2020
CrossBoundary Energy fully exits first fund at 15% net IRR, raises $40M to continue to scale financed solar for businesses in Africa

CrossBoundary Energy fully exits first fund at 15% net IRR, raises $40M to continue to scale financed solar for businesses in Africa

Energy News November 17, 2020
CrossBoundary Energy receives $16.5M funding commitment from ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund to support commercial and industrial solar projects across Africa

CrossBoundary Energy receives $16.5M funding commitment from ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund to support commercial and industrial solar projects across Africa

Energy News February 25, 2020
Sebastian Deschler Presents Mpatamanga Power Project at Hydro 2019

Sebastian Deschler Presents Mpatamanga Power Project at Hydro 2019

Energy News October 24, 2019
James Shoetan spoke at African Energy AIX Nairobi about solar financing for East African businesses

James Shoetan spoke at African Energy AIX Nairobi about solar financing for East African businesses

Energy News October 8, 2019
CrossBoundary Energy’s fully financed solar Power Purchase Agreements are providing cleaner, cheaper power for Nigeria’s corporate sector

CrossBoundary Energy’s fully financed solar Power Purchase Agreements are providing cleaner, cheaper power for Nigeria’s corporate sector

Energy News August 27, 2019
Actis’ Jabi Lake Mall partners with CrossBoundary Energy to become Nigeria’s first solar-powered mall

Actis’ Jabi Lake Mall partners with CrossBoundary Energy to become Nigeria’s first solar-powered mall

Energy News July 23, 2019
CrossBoundary Energy signs PPA with XFlora Group

CrossBoundary Energy signs PPA with XFlora Group

Energy News July 5, 2019
Nigerian Breweries and CrossBoundary Energy pioneer First Solar Powered Brewery in Africa

Nigerian Breweries and CrossBoundary Energy pioneer First Solar Powered Brewery in Africa

Energy News March 18, 2019
Kathleen Jean-Pierre, Vision & Delivery Lead, CrossBoundary Energy, featured on the Bloomberg NEF Summit

Kathleen Jean-Pierre, Vision & Delivery Lead, CrossBoundary Energy, featured on the Bloomberg NEF Summit

Energy News February 7, 2019
CrossBoundary Energy Ghana to build Ghana’s first PPA-financed solar plant for Kasapreko Company Ltd

CrossBoundary Energy Ghana to build Ghana’s first PPA-financed solar plant for Kasapreko Company Ltd

Energy News January 14, 2019

PV-Magazine: OPIC commits $6 million in financing to CrossBoundary Energy’s Portfolio

Energy News December 3, 2018

CrossBoundary Energy featured in PV-Tech: Africa’s ‘first’ C&I solar funds get US$6 million from OPIC

Energy News November 30, 2018

Renewables Now Newsletter: OPIC provides USD 6m in debt funding to Africa solar financier

Energy News November 29, 2018

CrossBoundary Energy financing covered in Mercom India: OPIC provides $5.8 million to CBE Africa

Energy News November 23, 2018

Opic commits $6 million in financing to CrossBoundary Energy

Energy News November 23, 2018

Femi Fadugba speaks at Unlocking Solar Capital Africa

Energy News November 11, 2018

Kathleen Jean-Pierre featured at Convergence Blended Finance Knowledge Session

Energy News November 2, 2018

CrossBoundary co-hosts an event with Convergence Blended Finance

Energy News November 1, 2018

The CrossBoundary Nairobi office hosts UNICEF Kenya and Somalia delegation

Energy News October 31, 2018

James Shoetan spoke at AIX Nairobi on C&I growth in Africa

Energy News October 5, 2018

Kathleen Jean-Pierre spoke at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

Energy News October 2, 2018

CrossBoundary Energy at the Future Energy East Africa Conference & EXPO

Energy News September 13, 2018

Richard Stanford presents at the Strathmore Energy Research Centre

Energy News August 30, 2018

We write in GreenTechMedia on why Mini-grids are a faster path to rural electrification in Africa

Energy News July 5, 2018