In a bid to reduce unemployment and get around rising energy costs, Sunny Akpoyibo started a "solar academy" in Lagos. There people can learn how solar panels work, and how to install and repair them.
Our warming world needs alternatives to polluting fossil fuels. Wind energy is part of the solution, but how bad are wind turbines for nature?
On this week's Eco Africa, we watch the band making music from garbage in DR Congo, check out the solar lamps improving education in Rwanda, and visit the fight to save South Africa's endangered native plants.
In Germany, sun, wind, water and biomass have so far produced more electricity in 2019 than coal and nuclear power combined. But it's a snapshot of a special market situation and might not be a long-term trend.
The situation in North African countries such as Algeria is increasingly difficult to read — and even menacing looking at Libya. But Europe is hoping to energize ties with the region through a renewable energy link.
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