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15.02.2017 , Harald Schützeichel

Odd news: How USAID "supports" African Start-ups

The problem is evident: Africa’s off-grid industry is dominated by multinational companies. Local solar companies often fail due to the lack of...

Developing countries are the unlikely drivers of green finance innovation and they are also leading the way in the use of fintech such as mobile...

PAYG technology has significant advantages in terms of helping consumers at the “bottom of the pyramid,” who are accustomed to buying energy in small...

For several years now, the sale of solar home systems in developing countries has been booming through pay-as-you-go technology (PAYG). This supports...

08.10.2016 , Maarten Kleijn and Edouard Fagnon

Bright Lights for Benin: Market introduction of Pay-as-you-go solar

In Benin most people in rural areas are not connected to the electricity grid and depend on lanterns which run on dirty and costly kerosene or...

The Impact Tracker Technology (ITT) catalogue features a compilation of low cost, information communications technology-based tools intended to help...

Isabella and her husband are serious farmers in rural Makueni and among the better-off families in the area. They grow maize, vegetables, and bananas...

29.08.2016 , Paul Gubbins and Julie Zollmann

Beyond the pricetag: The real benefits of off-grid solar

Exploring the affordability and value of solar home solutions.

If you’ve ever handled kerosene or set it alight, you’ll know it is disgusting. If you...

One day, a friend of Bala Suleman, who lived near Kano, Nigeria, was raving to him about a new portable solar light he’d started using. Suleman, a...

Finance for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) has been a concern for all stakeholders including entrepreneurs, financial...

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