The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.

Schneider Electric has announced the introduction of a new range of innovative energy efficient maintenance-free Solar Streetlights popularly known as Villaya.

The facility will provide a total of $350m in soft loans over seven funding cycles. The first selection cycle began in November 2012.

Daniel Tomlinson explains how startups and lenders can expand their financial reach.

Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found.

The first phase will deliver water to nearly 12,400 people in 28 villages in Orissa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Investors have been urged to channel financing into modern rural electrification technologies, including off-grid generation through mini-grids, to develop the country's energy markets.

These suitcases can provide electricity to medical equipment used for maternal and child health services. The clinics are located in 11 towns.

Recently, Bangladesh celebrated the successful installment of 3 million solar home systems.

Analysts, youth and religious leaders rubbish industry claims that coal can solve energy poverty, ahead of G20 summit.

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