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With regards to new business models, measures to increase resource efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases have become a separate industry over the...

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...

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...

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

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

15.05.2018 , Daniel Waldron and Anne Marie Swinderen

Remote Lockouts: The Dark Side of Pay-as-You-Go Solar?

Harima lives in eastern Uganda, about an hour’s drive from the nearest town. She purchased a solar home system and was quite happy with the product....

Walking through any city in the US, you may not notice the evidence of centuries of technological progress around you. From the power lines snaking...

Since 2013, EnDev is piloting results-based financing (RBF) approaches to enhance energy access mar-kets with funding provided by UK’s Department for...

Recently, I have been conducting a baseline survey of a renewable energy technology adoption in Ethiopia. Upon a visit to a rural community, one of...

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