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03.06.2014 , Haider Rashid, ABB

Why solar is the way forward for Southeast Asia

The usual model of development for emerging economies is to rely on fossil fuels to meet rising power demand and later to switch to cleaner sources of...

The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Annual Meetings 2014 commenced in Kigali on May 19. A ministerial visit to healthcare centres in a rural area...

IDCOL and Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh

While demand for small-scale renewable energy is virtually infinite, a small microfinance institution or...

03.06.2014 , CAFOD, Christian Aid, Energia, HEDON, HIVOS, IIED, IESR, KCCWG, KITE, Mercy Corps, Practical Ac-tion, SDN, TERI, WWF

Large NGO consortium offers recommendations on Energy

A broad consortium of 14 big NGOs has come together to strongly endorse a set of six key recommendations on including energy in the development...

The double funding gap

The distribution of solar energy in off-grid regions fails nowadays mostly due to the high acquisition costs. But through the...

Solar energy is already present in West Africa, but unlike North America or Europe, there are no standards for solar panel installation. An...

Global investment bank UBS has highlighted the challenges facing Australian energy utilities by suggesting that the falling cost of solar and battery...

While the majority of people are grappling with severe power outages, a microfinance institution has launched a programme to provide economic...

07.05.2014 , Dirk Muench / Chris Aidun

What does "Access to Energy" mean - and how to measure?

Energy services businesses serving off-grid households in emerging markets are beginning to scale rapidly and attract international attention. One...

07.05.2014 , Ben Kimathi / Gathu Kirubi

M-SOLAR: a new software to manage end user credits

Evidence and experience show it is very difficult to scale access to quality solar products in sub-sahara Africa if the bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP)...