SkyPower: Generating a Brighter Future

SkyPower: Generating a Brighter Future

  • Overview

    Summary

    SkyPower commits to helping empower communities throughout Continental Africa by promoting access to sustainable energy for all.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2020 – Commitment #1By 2020, SkyPower is targeting to develop and build a minimum of 5,000 MW of utility-scale solar power projects throughout Continental Africa.

    • 2020 – Commitment #2SkyPower’s goal is to expand its successful SkyPower Cares Solar Light For Students initiative with the target of distributing 100,000 portable solar-powered lights to students in African communities with limited or no access to electricity. This is in addition to the 5,000 lights that were distributed in South Africa in late July and August 2014.

    • Supporting resources

      5,000 MW of new large utility-scale solar PV projects to be developed and built in over a dozen countries throughout Continental Africa.

      In addition to generating clean, green renewable energy, this commitment and its resulting economic rewards will impact the continent’s energy mix while creating tens of thousands of local jobs and boosting economies around the African continent.

      As well, the 100,000 solar-powered lights that SkyPower is targeting to distribute to communities with limited or no access to electricity will provide an estimated 146 million hours of light per year, and will serve to help offset the harmful polluting emissions from kerosene lanterns currently used by many.

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Poverty; Principle 5; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Youth
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Alternative energy; Electricity
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      MULTIPLE

      Partners

      Open to additional partners

      This commitment is open to additional partners. Please contact mariav@skypower.com to indicate your interest.

      Names of committing organisations

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.