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Businesses in Africa suffer from the world’s highest costs of electricity. Rooftop and ground mounted Solar PV on the user’s site can slash industry’s...

In the past one month, most of us had to restructure the way we work. From the discipline of working from home to virtual meetings, we have...

28.05.2020 , Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi

Are Replication and Upscaling a Good Fit for Africa?

African elders in their unique wisdom left us many timeless proverbs. Among those I find most reflective is the following: “When a handshake passes...

22.05.2020 , M. Chatib Basri and Rema N. Hanna and Benjamin A. Olken

Spend fossil-fuel subsidies on pandemic relief and the poor

Many developing countries have long maintained fuel subsidies because they are politically impossible to abandon, owing to the sticker shock that the...

11.05.2020 , Jonathan Phillips, Gabriel Davies, and Victoria Plutshack

An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For the nearly 860 million people living without electricity, the technologies and business...

09.05.2020 , Anouk Verheijen and Faith Chege, EEP Africa Portfolio Coordinators for Southern and East Africa

How to COVID-proof Early Stage Clean Energy Companies

Early Lessons from the EEP Africa Portfolio

A large part of the off-grid industry in Africa and Asia consists of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). These SMEs form the backbone of the off-grid...

Many East African SMEs in the decentralised energy sector (off-grid solar) are particularly affected by the consequences of the pandemic: Customers...

20.04.2020 , Hajia Samira Bawumia & Dymphna van der Lans

COVID-19, air pollution and cooking: a deadly connection

Almost 3 billion people still rely on open fires or inefficient stoves to cook, filling their homes with harmful smoke and increasing their...

While the spread of the coronavirus continues, implications of the virus can be seen all over the world. The numbers of the sick and the dead, the...

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