The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Judiciary, Mines and Energy, Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Foreign Affairs to review a 29,384,000 Emirates Dirhams (equivalent to US$8 million) Loan Agreement between the Government of Liberia and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to finance the River Gee Hydropower Project.

The Joint Committee is expected to report on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

The House's Plenary took the decision on March 12, 2020, during the 18th Day Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 54th Legislature following communication from President George M. Weah seeking ratification of that loan agreement by the august body. Read More here.

Monrovia –  A Solar for Health Project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has targeted about 12 health centers in seven Counties, expected to benefit. Solar power facilities are to be installed in Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, Bong, Gbarpolu, Montserrado, Lofa and Bomi Counties.

At a technical handover of solar power at the Duport Road Health Center in Monrovia 05 February 2019, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative for Operations Mulugeta Abebe, emphasized that the intervention aligns to UNDP’s role in identifying and testing innovative financing instruments and integrated solutions that achieve development targets and results. Read More here.

Imagine you are one of the 840 million people around the world who live without access to electricity: Basic machinery is powered manually, you rush to finish work before sundown, there are limited means for reading or studying at night, and you are locked out of the modern information economy. Yet imagine that suddenly, your situation changes with the arrival of microgrids.

Renewable energy microgrids, also referred to as mini-grids, are decentralized electrification systems, comprising local generation (solar, biomass, micro-hydro), battery storage, a small control room, and local distribution lines. These grids offer not only the potential of electricity, but also the power of data and technology. Read More here. 

As beneficial as current solar panel technology has been in our quest to switch to renewable energy, such panels can't generate electricity at night. Now, new research suggests it could be possible to design panels that can operate around the clock.

Under optimum conditions, at night these specially designed photovoltaic cells could generate a quarter of the energy they produce during the day, according to the new study. To achieve this, we'd need to incorporate thermoradiative cells - devices that generate energy thanks to radiative cooling, where infrared or heat radiation leaves the cell and produces a small amount of energy in the process. Read More here.