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For years social entrepreneurs trying to solve a wide range of issues from affordable healthcare to homelessness have faced the same question: are you...

Remote microgrids—the most mature of all microgrid segments—typically do not connect to a traditional, larger grid, and therefore operate in island...

02.04.2019 , Tobias Engelmeier and Sam Duby, TFE Consulting GmbH

Connecting The Unconnected: Reflections On Using Subsidies For Rural Electrification

The lack of access to affordable, reliable energy is a barrier to development, whether that be powering autoclaves and centrifuges in rural clinics to...

Unserved by policy makers whose grand energy priorities lay elsewhere, 600 million rural Africans for decades lay off-grid. When new technologies and...

We’re not quite sure when this idea became controversial. But it did.

25.02.2019 , Ricardo G Barcelona

It’s time to realign African aid and financing

Lack of financing is often seen to deter African investments from getting realised; however, alternative approaches, such as redeploying aid and...

In Goethe's Faust, Gretchen asks the main character Faust the question of religion in order to test his character. The corresponding "Gretchen...

Social impact investment, which aims to improve well-being as well as earn a financial return, could be more effective if it were more clearly defined...

Despite the success of a number of private companies in the off-grid energy market, the profitability of this sector varies greatly, and its...

Energy 4 Impact launched their final paper in a series of five reports from its Crowd Power programme on energy access related crowdfunding and...