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15.07.2014 , Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)

Creating an Impact in a US$ 50 Billion Future Market

At the first investor conference of its kind, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) launched the Investment and Finance Study for Off-Grid...

Does it make sense to soak up the sun and use the energy later? The Achilles' heel of self-contained solar systems is batteries. The extra cost...

15.07.2014 , Harald Schützeichel

The importance of After-Sales-Service

With after sales service, customer relationships do not end with the conclusion of a transaction, but are maintained for a product’s entire duration...

Meet Doña Maria. She is a mother, housewife, agricultural worker and shop-keeper, who lives with her two daughters in a rural community, located...

01.07.2014 , Lisa Anderson

"Energy poverty" falls hardest on women

More than 2 billion people in the world have limited or no access to electricity. Nearly 3 billion still cook over fires, and more than 4 million die...

When it comes to the off-grid solar market, the South Asian countries you normally hear about are India and Bangladesh. One is home to the largest...

We believe that a significant proportion of the estimated 1.3bn people (about 300mm households) around the world presently living without access to...

Energy poverty is widespread in the Pacific. It is estimated that 70 per cent of households in the region don’t have access to electricity and 85 per...

17.06.2014 , Practical Action

Poor people’s energy outlook 2014

To achieve universal energy access by 2030, a new energy narrative is needed. One which recognizes: the reality of energy poverty on the ground; the...

Millions of small-scale direct current (DC) renewable energy systems have been sold in un- and under-electrified (“off-grid”) parts of the developing...