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14.07.2021 , Bejun Bakrania, Chris Beland, Wendy Hado, Makena Ireri and Ruth Kimani

A new horizon for solar appliances

This blog is the third in a four-part series featuring key findings from Efficiency for Access’ 2021 Solar Appliance Technology Briefs. This series...

The pandemic's economic impact left more than 25 million people unable to pay for power in 2020, mainly in Africa, threatening progress towards access...

In this blog, we explore the key differences and similarities between refrigerators and solar water pumps (SWPs). We’ve categorized these products as...

During the war, Yemenis have turned to solar power for homes and hospitals as well as water pumps. But new research says that too much water is being...

There’s hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against COVID-19 in the coming months. Yet the effort to...

10.03.2021 , The Delegation of the European Union to Yemen

Solar-powered heroine: The woman inspiring positive change in rural Yemen

“Being featured in the BBC list of 100 Most Influential Women for 2020 gives great pride to me, my business partners, and Yemen as a whole,” says...

When we unlock our phone or boot up our laptop, most of us take for granted that we’ll be able to connect to the internet, rarely stopping to think...

Charcoal is an essential source of domestic fuel in many sub-Saharan African countries. Overall, the region produces 65% of the world’s charcoal, with...

23.02.2021 , ​​​​​​​André Neto-Bradley and Rishika Rangarajan

Why India’s urban poor struggle to transition to clean cooking despite grave health impacts

Fire has been essential for cooking since before the dawn of civilisation. In many places across the world, traditional methods – cooking on an open...

Electrification programmes incur two types of costs: up-front costs and O&M costs. After an initial period, the latter are borne by the programme...