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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.

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

18.02.2019 , Zafirah Zein, Eco-Business

In the world of sustainability, colonialism is not dead

Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine...

On Feb 6 the new "Acceess to Energy Institute" was launched. The drivers and founders of this independant institute are two off-grid-experts, who are...