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06.03.2018 , Daniel Waldron, Sandy Hwang, Charles Yeboah

Pay-as-You-Drink: Digital Finance and Smart Water Service

The average family of five consumes a metric ton of water every two days. Research shows that the closer a person is to a safe source of water, the...

The off-grid industry has started with the clear goal of providing power supply, especially for remote and poor people. However, the industry has to...

12.02.2018 , Keric Morris, Rui Almeida, Michael Cottrell

Sustainable energy access: Case studies in unlocking business value

Providing sustainable energy access to the world’s population is currently at the forefront of the widely discussed energy trilemma—how to ensure...

Most urban dwellers and residents of developed countries likely take electricity for granted as something they can easily access at the flick of a...

Many refugees would like to buy low-carbon stoves and lights but poor access in camps and a lack of funding is forcing them to rely on "dirty and...

“Power to the people,” the activists chanted in the 1960s.

The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological...

How do providers reach larger numbers of low-income customers and deliver more value? A new study has inspired a few ideas.

Reaching the poor...

According to PV Magazine the two major milestones for off-grid in Africa are:

  • the industry would has raised over $600 million in financing
  • two major...

In the picturesque Barcelona district of El Born, residents can get a better night's sleep nowadays because garbage trucks pass only when bins in the...

11.01.2018 , Africa Progress Panel

Powering small enterprises and farms with solar

Across Africa, the majority of people are employed in agriculture and small service and manufacturing enterprises. Nearly 50 per cent of firms in the...