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Rooftop solar power for residential housing societies is now as much as 50% cheaper than electricity produced through diesel generators, a new study...

01.02.2017 , Interview with SunTransfer Kenya, Business Member of Sun-Connect News Company Database

"The first PAYG company who reached break-even-point" - Gathu Kirubi

SunTransfer was the first company to introduce PAYG in East Africa. Today SunTransfer Kenya is the first PAYG company in Africa who reached the...

One of Sayouba Guira’s cars has broken down. Typical, he says—his work requires him to travel across Burkina Faso. 80% of the population of 17 million...

In 2015, Nepal was hit by a series of devastating crises. One earthquake was followed by another, and the year ended with a trade blockade with...

26.01.2017 , Michael Grimm, Anicet Munyehirwe, Jörg Peters, Maximiliane Sievert

Low Cost Solar Kits and Household’s Welfare in Rural Rwanda

This paper analyzed the usage and benefits of very simple but quality-certified small solar systems that were freely distributed among households in a...

Developing countries are the unlikely drivers of green finance innovation and they are also leading the way in the use of fintech such as mobile...

23.01.2017 , Jenny Corry Smith and Matt Jordan, CLASP

Energy efficiency and the future of African energy

A long-standing rule of thumb among energy efficiency professionals is that a $1 investment in energy efficiency delivers $3 in savings back to the...

20.01.2017 , Kartikeya Singh

Of Sun Gods and Solar Energy in India

Politics, capitalism, and energy poverty are combining in strange ways across India. The result looks like progress - sometimes.

My exploration has...

19.01.2017 , Constance Hubert, Global Risk Insights

What’s Holding Back Pay-As-You-Go Market In African Off-Grid Solar?

While the world electrification rate is roughly 84 percent, only 19 percent of the sub-Sahara Africa population is connected.

Failure to provide...

17.01.2017 , Interview with Solaris Offgrid, Business Member of Sun-Connect News Company Database

"Modularity of solar products is key" - Thibault Lesueur

Solaris Offgrid designs and manufactures integrated solutions for field partners to foster affordable and sustainable energy access in off-grid areas....