For Healthcare in African countries, power blackouts can mean the difference between life and death.

A recent study analysing more than 121,000 health facilities, in 46 low and middle-income countries, found that almost 60 per cent of them lacked access to reliable electricity.

Covid-19 is not just a medical emergency: it is also upending the socio-economic life of the countries in its path. Recognising this now will be essential to tackling its wider effects.

There is also a growing role for distributed renewable energy in cities and peri-urban areas, including commercial and industrial (C&I) uses.

The most likely scenario assumes that restrictions will be slowly lifted throughout Q2 2020 and Q3 2020. However, the severity of the global economic downturn triggered by the pandemic will prevent a rapid recovery this year.

Africa has a unique opportunity to create its own path for a greener and healthier environment and society.

Analysis from IRENA illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the power sector, from e-mobility and behind-the-meter applications to utility-scale use cases.

Various characteristics of PAYGo households make them especially vulnerable to the negative impacts of the pandemic, which will likely affect their ability to pay for services. To start, these households tend to be rural and lower- to middle-income.

A new study published in Science Advances by a research group based at the Politecnico di Torino (SMaLL) and the National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM) proposes a device capable of generating a cooling load without the use of electricity.

The proceeds from the gender bond will enable the bank to increase lending to women entrepreneurs and women-owned small and medium enterprises (WSMEs).

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