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Anyone active in the off-grid sector needs solid knowledge and information in the form of scientific studies and reports. Sun-Connect News provides...

About 1.5 billion people around the world live day-to-day with “broken” electricity grids and experience blackouts for hundreds and sometimes...

Thesis 1: Don’t ask people what they do or want. Get data instead. 

What sounds counterintuitive and even arrogant is based on much of the...

19.09.2019 , Kandeh K. Yumkella

Energy, Employment, and Migration in Africa

African governments and their donors and partners are already committed to investing in skills-building and job creation. Given its implications...

Increasingly, large international corporations are investing in off-grid companies, thereby providing a powerful boost on the one hand and...

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing...

A new analysis shows that despite its pledges to tackle climate change, the UK continues to support fossil fuels through overseas development...

Capitalism has often been identified as the underlying cause of the climate crisis. A leading voice on the subject is Naomi Klein, one of the climate...

16.07.2019 , The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

High-profile bankruptcies in the off-grid sector: Where do we go from here?

The high-profile bankruptcies of some of the African off-grid industry’s best-known brands has raised questions on the long-term viability of current...

15.07.2019 , Ashwini K Swain and Navroz K Dubash

Beyond Poles and Wires: How to Keep the Electrons Flowing?

India’s move to electrify every village and household in the country has been lauded as a success. Building on decades of targeted programmes and...