Perhaps surprisingly, modern consumer technologies like mobile phones and televisions are proving to be a driving force in delivering clean, reliable electricity to off-grid populations.

Is it naïve to think there is anything beyond PR and greenwashing in corporate sustainability statements?

A South African company aims to use the expansion of the cellular communications network to help bring electrification to the massive rural areas of the continent.

As Africa modernizes and solar costs trend lower, solar energy is poised to play an integral part in Africa's electrification.

The Winneshiek County Recycling Department recently installed a one-of-a-kind, off-the-grid solar lighting system at its drop-off center in Freeport.

The global project goal is to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns through local social institutions, including non-profit and non-governmental organizations, to non-electrified areas in Asian and African regions by 2018.

If you need inspiration to go solar in 2014, check out these countries that are installing solar and markedly improving the quality of life of their citizens.

A new study identifies the least cost rural electrification options that can bring the persistent energy poverty to an end in Sub Saharan Africa. Solar wins.

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association outlines progress at recent talks to develop an efficient lighting strategy for West Africa.

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