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Press Release: Renewable energy giving light and warmth to poor South Africans

6 June 2013 Cape Town – A range of new renewable and efficient energy products designed specifically for low-income households is helping many South Africans to keep the lights on and fight the winter cold, despite rising energy prices and the threat of load-shedding. A recent study by the Department of Energy found that more […]

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Supervision Consultant: Kigoma PV Programme

Date: 2012 – 2013 Client: Millennium Challenge Corporation Location: Tanzania Outcome: Restio Energy has been contracted to assist with the Supervision of the Kigoma PV programme. The programme is an SSMP-type initiative with a base-load of PV installations at public facilities such as schools, clinics and village markets as well Beach Management Units. The initiative contains a strong […]

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Siyacenda Africa Relief

A number of non-governmental and aid relief organisations have started to roll out the StoveTec/EcoZoom stoves to their beneficiaries. One such partnership has been with Siyanceda Africa Relief who, through funding from donors and the public, distributed the StoveTec stoves to hundreds of families in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape province as part […]

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The World Bank: Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA)

Restio Energy is receiving support from the World Bank to develop markets for efficient biomass stoves in rural South Africa. Working with the off-grid concession utilities in three of the country’s most unelectrified provinces, the initiative aims to create a sustainable market that will directly benefit South Africa’s more than 2 million wood-using households.

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Restio Energy is proud to be working with The Business Place and PlaNet Finance as part of EnerGCare. The Business Place is a entrepreneur support NGO with branches throughout South Africa and PlaNet Finance an international micro-finance NGO. EnerGcare creates social enterprises that sell clean energy products to low-income households into the informal settlements around Cape Town […]

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