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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...

The DOEN Foundation supports pioneers who use an entrepreneurial approach to come up with solutions for a better world. Read the story of Gathu...

My recent article explored the development of the off-grid solar industry in Africa, highlighting how international finance is now driving the...

Once basic energy is established in disconnected regions, the companies that supply it hope to cash in on demand for a slew of new products and...

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.