Providing energy for all is an urgent task but unlike other crises, issues such as the global energy gap are often excluded from daily news agendas.

But RETs’ growing popularity and maturity notwithstanding, leaving them to markets alone will not permit society to derive the full range of benefits. A more thoughtful and carefully guided approach will be required to make that possible. This is because RETs are inherently different from conventional power generating technologies.

The new data for 2018 show a one-third increase in the estimated value of these subsidies, to more than $400 billion.

At the 21st AEF, held last week in Lisbon. pv magazine had two journalists on the ground and here reports on five key findings.

Historically, power generation has depended on a large plant providing energy for a wide area. That also meant building a grid system that could ferry energy from a coal plant, for example, to homes and businesses. That also meant some people in remote areas of the world went without power as it proved too costly or difficult to build that infrastructure. Renewables are changing this dynamic.

A movie with new ideas from Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) to make Nigeria generator free.

Auburn University's National Poultry Technology Center and Tyson Foods Inc have announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.

Solar mini-grids have huge potential to electrify rural areas in developing nations, but the risks are still too high for private capital.

SolarQuotes founder Finn Peacock chats with Glen Morris from SolarQuip about an interesting project involving taking a small factory off-grid with solar and storage using a very clever approach.

Strategies for cross-sectoral partnership in reaching consumers in emerging markets through pay-as-you-go business models.

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