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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...

01.06.2018 , Philipp Trotter, University of Bath and Sabah Abdullah, The University of Queensland

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa’s energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations’ goal to ensure modern energy...

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...

Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released a report highlighting Africa’s electricity challenges. Power shortages...

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....

“Is that Phil Collins?” I asked as I jumped into a shared matatu taxi to head out with my research team to Rubondo, part of Nakivale refugee...

Walking through any city in the US, you may not notice the evidence of centuries of technological progress around you. From the power lines snaking...

More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organisations are today in the grip of a new phenomenon. I’ve...

LISBON, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is moving too slowly to meet targets to provide electric power and clean cooking to everyone on...

30.04.2018 , Tearfund and Overseas Development Institute

Three good reasons for off-grid energy - and what are the main barriers

Historically, access to electricity in most countries has been achieved by extending a grid that is connected to centralised, large-scale thermal...