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Capacity building features in most international research projects, but that isn’t enough to make real change, according to a leading Tanzanian...

02.05.2021 , Namrata Ginoya and Harsha Meenawat

Built to Last: Making Renewable Energy Systems Climate Resilient

For many communities in India, where 360 million people continue to live in poverty, nearby essential services lack infrastructure as basic as...

30.04.2021 , Dr. Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay and Prof Dr. Bibhas K Mukhopadhyay

Solar Powering Rural Development: Empire of the Sun

Two decades ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projected that by 2020, the world would have installed a grand total of 18 gigawatts of...

From January to March 2021, the GDC team interviewed 23 last mile distribution companies, mainly working in the energy, agriculture, health, water,...

What motivates people in remote communities to decide to buy and use a particular energy source?

Chaudhuri first brought solar energy to tribal villages in 1980s Pioneered floating solar panels and grid-linked solar plants India has about 40GW...

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...