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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...

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

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...

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...

Many of the international companies that dominate the African off-grid industry today were creative start-ups not long ago in an industry sector that...

I didn’t understand the investment documents, and they’d changed the deal at the last minute. It was December 2008, the height of the financial...

Electrification programmes incur two types of costs: up-front costs and O&M costs. After an initial period, the latter are borne by the programme...

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