MPowerd Inc., the maker of Luci inflatable solar lights, announced today that they have signed a 5-year deal with one of the world's leading medical supply distributors, UK & US-based Durbin Group.

Total launched the Awango by Total program in 2012 to market solar lamps providing affordable access to energy for communities in emerging economies.

Although America and most other G20 nations are moving toward a clean energy overhaul, its the developing world where you'll find the most explosive growth.

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has extended a US$800,000 grant to help finance a solar lighting initiative for off-grid, rural communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and the Calvert Foundation Wednesday signed financing agreements to expand the lending operations of Pamiga Finance S.A. (PFSA), an impact investment company of the Participatory Microfinance Group for Africa (PAMIGA).

Lighting Pakistan, works directly with lighting manufacturers and distributors, supporting solar-powered products that meet IFC standards by connecting potential partners, including microfinance institutions, and investing in consumer education to raise awareness about solar technology, according to IFC.

Total Nigeria has commenced a new Solar Home Solutions to be implemented in pilot phases for households throughout the nation. This innovation complements their recent introduction of solar rechargeable lamps.

Today, all eyes are on the potential for solar paired with storage. The combination is seen as the golden ticket to mass-market adoption, enabling customers to use electricity generated by renewables even when the sun isn't shining.

While there are dozens of different desalination systems in use around the world, MIT’s is uniquely designed to be small, relatively cheap and 100-percent solar-powered, making it suitable for remote areas where the electricity supply is unreliable or non-existent.

The Access Co-development Fund (ACF) is designed to provide all-important industry experience and funding for five renewable energy projects in Africa.

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