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According recent news, AfDB has committed to funding $12-billion for energy development in Africa over the next five years. The provision of...

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...

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...

22.05.2018 , Christine Eibs Singer

Mixing up finance: Smooth or lumpy results?

Blended finance and its ability to accelerate delivery of energy access objectives, under the Sustainable Development Goals, has been the subject of...

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....

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

Sun-Connect News publishes since 2012 practice-relevant articles from renowned international authors of the off-grid business. With 10,000 recipients...

If you are an energy access company interested in crowdfunding, one of the first steps to launching your campaign is choosing the right form of...

In spite of the rise of mobile money in sub-Saharan Africa, just 12 percent of people age 15 and older now have a mobile account, compared with 29...