The State of the Global Mini-Grids Market Report 2020 looks into the most effective policies for mini-grid development in different countries, including subsidies, licensing, tariff setting and grid arrival.

The most exciting thing about the social finance sector is that it is continuously innovating, with new approaches that range from scaling blended finance instruments to leveraging blockchain for transaction transparency.

The funding has been issued through the Access to Energy (A2E) Fund and will finance projects in Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Malawi.

U.S. startup Orison is ready to test its “energy storage as home appliance” concept in Australia and Europe following an $8.5 million seed round.

The USD 30 Mn investment will go into AfricInvest’s first close of its multi-sector private equity fund, with which Proparco will support the development of strong local and regional consumer-driven businesses.

Too often in human history, access to reliable and affordable energy has been a privilege for the few when it should be a basic right for all. This has been especially true in Africa where hundreds of millions of people still have no electricity.

 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the over-reliance of countries on China to carry through their energy transition.

For many years, energy developers have believed that mini-grids offer a solution for providing communities and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa with low-cost, reliable, and clean power – particularly in places out of reach of existing power grids.

German energy storage giant Sonnen has unveiled a new home and small commercial battery storage range, which includes a “performance” model that can store up to 55kWh, and a three-phase “island” solution that can power a house through a blackout.

Developing countries have made record renewable energies investments in 2019, a new report has found. As the Covid-19 crisis is having an immediate impact on renewables projects, experts say economic recovery plans must include clean energy.

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