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16.04.2021 , Casper Sikkema and Stephan Weissinger, REM Capital

How to avoid the PAYGO debt trap

The off-grid solar industry has experienced significant growth over the years: approximately $1.5 billion have been invested since 2012. For good...

Earlier this year, we stepped down from the board of SELCO Solar Light Private Limited after more than 10 years volunteering as directors. SELCO,...

09.04.2021 , Anil Cabraal, William A. Ward, V. Susan Bogach, Amit Jain

Living in the light: the Bangladesh Solar Home System story

The Bangladesh Solar Home Systems (SHS) Program is the largest national program in the world for off-grid electrification. Begun in 2003, SHS...

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are a vital part of the livelihoods and resilience strategies of poor households across emerging markets. There is...

The Ethiopian Solar Energy Foundation has electrified the Rural Primary Hospital in Maji with a 33.6 kWp solar system.

Maji is an old and small town...

30.03.2021 , Dr. Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay and Prof. Dr. Bibhas K Mukhopadhyay

Defining a Solar Energy Entrepreneur

The South Asian experience with Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs, hereafter) and dissemination of the same to poor rural households along with...

Over the last couple of years, there have been significant events that raised valid questions around the impact of shifting weather patterns and...

Africa’s energy storage needs have never been greater. The continent’s fast-growing population, which by 2035 will be adding more people of working...

23.03.2021 , Dr B K Mukhopadhyay & Dr. Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay

Indian 'Women Power'-ed Solar Energy Entrepreneurs

In most of the developing economies, women constitute 70-80% of the total agricultural labour force and they account for over 80% of food production.

There’s hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against COVID-19 in the coming months. Yet the effort to...