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

05.08.2019 , Springer Nature Switzerland

Development of solar home system with dual energy storage

Distributed energy generation with energy storage is quite important for high penetration of solar PV energy. A solar home system which generates...

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...

With climate change hitting hydropower, boosting solar power could help ease blackouts and support growth, the government says

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...

On June 25, the World Bank launched the 14th edition of Rwanda Economic Update, including a special update on “Lighting Rwanda”, which takes stock of...

Development agency Practical Action found solar micro-grids built with storm risks in mind were largely able to withstand Cyclone Idai and could help...

04.07.2019 , Rob Fetter, June Lukuyu, Jay Taneja and Nathan Williams

Can microgrids enable macro development?

Standing in the bustling peri-urban settlement of Ngwerere, where nearly 1,000 Zambians live on the outskirts of Lusaka, you can see the power lines...