Take a step back from Zanzibar’s white sand beaches and big hotels and you’re in a very different world. One where the island’s dusty, inland villages largely go dark once the sun sets.

Imagine this: Newly built housing estates that are not even connected to the main electricity grid. Solar and battery storage come standard in new homes, included in the purchase price and mortgage, and effectively providing free electricity.

Energizer has launched the world’s first battery to contain post-consumer recycled battery waste.

This exciting opportunity would be ideal for someone passionate about the role of markets and the private sector in environment and development, and who has a proven track record in leadership and policy research at an international level.

Eager to change the world? Here's what you need to figure out before you can start.

Can a small UK-based technology company help kick start the mobile internet revolution in those areas of the developing world that have yet to be connected to an electricity supply?

Off-grid can be risky, hard work and initially expensive but it may be rewarding in the long run; on-grid is a nice stepping-stone into the world of solar power generation.

“Grid defection” – the idea that solar-and-battery technology will lead people to cancel their electric service – is a growing concern in the utility business.

According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030.

ESMAP in cooperation with energypedia has launched an online databased for energy efficiency documents called, Energy Efficiency Project Resource Center (EEPRC)

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