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According to figures released by South Africa’s Department of Energy, around 3.2 million households in rural areas are still without electricity,...

One way to make the relatively high cost for larger solar systems in off-grid regions affordable is the sale by credit (hire purchase). To efficiently...

28.01.2014 , Laurie Guevara-Stone

Beyond back up: Solar-Plus-Storage

When SolarCity and Tesla announced last month that they are teaming up to offer battery backup for residential solar PV systems, they generated much...

Winnie Nalube is lit up. Her high school in rural Zambia has just got lights and she’s thrilled with the possibilities it presents. “The classrooms...

28.01.2014 , World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture and the Asian Development Bank

New Energy Architecture: Myanmar

Myanmar is resource-rich and strategically located between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India, at the crossroads between East and South...

14.01.2014 , Radi-Aid

Donate your radiator!

Imagine if every person in Africa saw the “Africa for Norway” video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they...

14.01.2014 , Harald Schützeichel

The five big "A" of the off-grid electrification

Awareness

Many people misconceive the possibilities and limits of a sustainable energy supply with solar energy. Customers in off-grid regions can be...

I’m a pretty big fan of cash transfers. I’ve become convinced that cash is an efficient immediate way to help the poor and very often a better...

A new working paper from iied points the example of South Africa out, that and why a purely technology-oriented approach to rural electrification...

31.12.2013 , Stockhom Environment Institute (SEI)

Ethiopia: Mainstreaming Energy Access into National Planning

Ethiopia has made significant progress in recent years in expanding energy access, but the country’s experience also highlights many of the challenges...