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12.06.2018 , Harald Schützeichel

The development of the off-grid industry stagnates

There are three uncomfortable facts that the off-grid industry is currently facing:

1. Neither off-grid nor grid-technology have yet succeeded in...

In its struggle to quantify energy resilience, the microgrid industry tends to focus on economic damages from power outages: Perished goods, lost...

01.06.2018 , Philipp Trotter, University of Bath and Sabah Abdullah, The University of Queensland

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa’s energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations’ goal to ensure modern energy...

30.05.2018 , Sun-Connect News

NEW! Sun-Connect East Africa News

East Africa is one of the strongest markets for decentralized energy solutions. In Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania not only are numerous of the...

29.05.2018 , Alanah Torralba | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Coal-reliant Philippines struggles to power up clean energy

For Nestor Castro and the other residents of Lamao village, which sits near two coal-fired power plants and an oil refinery, the country's shift to...

Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released a report highlighting Africa’s electricity challenges. Power shortages...

The Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) is designed to enable advisors, service providers and practitioners in the field of solar...

22.05.2018 , Christine Eibs Singer

Mixing up finance: Smooth or lumpy results?

Blended finance and its ability to accelerate delivery of energy access objectives, under the Sustainable Development Goals, has been the subject of...

20.05.2018 , Bharath Jairaj / Pamli Deka

Creating jobs for women in the indian renewable energy sector

India’s transition to clean energy could improve the quality of life of women

India can increase its GDP by up to 60% by 2025 by enabling more women...

As governments, international development donors and the off grid solar industry have sought to address emerging challenges around e-waste solar...