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Public-private partnerships are essential to expanding cash-in/cash-out (CICO) agent networks to remote areas in developing countries.

Recent researc...

18.12.2019 , Harald Schützeichel

Sun-Connect News achieves new benchmark!

The leading news platform for the off-grid industry set a new record in 2019: more than 900,000 visitors visited our websites for the first time!

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The pumps' sensors record real-time data such as energy usage and pump speed in each location, which is then used to calculate groundwater extraction...

13.12.2019 , Daniel Waldron, Alexander Sotiriou, and Jacob Winiecki

A Tale of Two Sisters: Microfinance Institutions and PAYGo Solar

THESE ARE UNCERTAIN TIMES FOR MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS (MFIs) in Africa. Not so long ago MFIs were the only source of credit for many low-income...

Beneficial household products such as solar lights, improved cookstoves, water purifiers, nutritional supplements and agricultural inputs can play a...

Efficiency and reduced costs versus privacy risks in developing countries

Sometimes good ideas take off right away. Nobody buys suitcases without wheels these days.

Other great ideas, however inevitable, need more time....

Decentralized energy technology in Africa and Asia has undoubtedly seen an immense boom in the past 15 years. Each growth push was initiated by a new...

This research looks at how and why a specific segment of early adopters in Uganda used entry-level solar energy products to make their initial steps...

Ongoing innovation in technology and distribution models continues to be a hallmark of the off-grid solar sector. Having already led to hundreds of...

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