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User-value is a determining factor for product acceptance in product design. Research on rural electrification to date, however, does not draw...

02.10.2014 , Bernard Tenenbaum, Chris Greacen, Tilak Siyambalapitiya, James Knuckles

How small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa

Most Sub-Saharan African countries try to promote rural electrification through both centralized and decentralized approaches. This guide focuses on...
Sometimes a particular statistic can cut through a lot. I live in rural Tanzania and so daily see how different people lives are than where I grew up...

02.09.2014 , A. Ellegard / A. Arvidson / M. Nordström / O.S. Kalamiana / C. Mwanza

Rural people pay for solar! Seven lessons learned from Zambia

A pilot project in Zambia shows that solar services can be provided by local rural companies at rates that are affordable by rural people. Seven main...

02.09.2014 , Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC)

SVTC Launches New Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Recycling Incubator

Off-grid solar devices such as solar lanterns and small solar home systems are transforming commu-nities around the world that lack access to an...

02.09.2014 , Sebastian Groh, MicroEnergy International

MFIs: Go green! The synergy potential of financial and energy inclusion

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called upon the international community to commit to a new groundbreaking initiative seeking Sustainable Energy for All...

02.09.2014 , Justin Guay (Co-authored by Vrinda Manglik)

Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty

What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty? A big one.Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa...
The historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington is a unique opportunity for our partners in Africa and our partners in business to listen and...
Investment bank Morgan Stanley says the global electricity utility industry is still underestimating the potential of EV maker Tesla to achieve a...
Reaching universal access to electricity is an important objective, and there are several scenarios for how to achieve that. The International Energy...