African governments and international partners recognize the importance of modern energy services. Several countries are pushing to increase electricity access to their citizens. More importantly, to boost energy security and protect the environment, governments around Africa and the world are investing in renewable energy. My research explores the role of solar PV (particularly bifacial PV) in driving forward the energy transition and severing the link between carbon emissions and GDP. I am also currently working to start a renewable energy consultancy which focuses mainly on PV and Wind technologies.