“Productive-use” technologies can improve the livelihoods of end-users. This potential for impact is drawing attention from the investment community. Despite this belief, however, the investment flow to companies developing and deploying productive use technology remains minimal.

The threat of energy storage systems causing or contributing to building fires is also real yet incredibly rare, but as adoption grows, life and property wellbeing will become larger concerns.

Storage remains a common requirement on requests for proposals for renewable projects. Financing standalone battery storage, however, remains more difficult, with banks only slowly warming to bankrolling the assets.

The one-year project included 37 households in Walenstadt trading locally produced solar energy within their own neighbourhood.

Off-grid solar module production only accounts for 1% of the global PV industry. Specialised companies are essential for driving this segment towards a commodity market. On this journey, information exchange and standardisation are key.

To make the system more resilient, we need to ensure a local area can maintain power even when power is cut off elsewhere. This is feasible with microgrids.

To be effective in supporting African entrepreneurs, incubators need to focus on how to increase the rate at which the forces of globalization can be accelerated.

The beneficiaries are drawn from the oil and gas, transportation, power, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, telecoms and aviation industries.

As African cities turn into mega cities, these cities are struggling with waste as landfills overflow, posing health risks to city dwellers who have to contend with pollution.

In a new report, Wood Mackenzie highlights trends that will shape Asia Pacific’s power and renewables markets this decade.

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