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International report points to progress on electricity access, but finds clean cooking solutions and renewable energy in transportation and heating...

While many have come to recognize the potential for PAYGo solar to deliver affordable, reliable energy to off-grid customers, in the past year the...

India has almost reached the historic goal of universal electrification. But the challenge of supplying 24x7 Power for All remains. Millions of...

Street-lighting is important. It allows informal vendors and traders to operate for longer hours and improves road and public safety. It also makes...

For decades we have been told a story: that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030....

The World Bank has vowed to be a leader in the global fight against climate change, but it continues to favor fossil fuels over renewable energy when...

In a vast continent like Africa, currently entering a new phase in its development, no plans for the future can exist without the availability of raw...

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

Despite the clear potential of solar power systems, these systems will not expand rapidly in rural areas unless other obstacles to universal access...

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...