Kenya’s energy sector is relatively well developed and has a strong track record. The legislative framework is conducive to foreign investment and is relatively well established for grid, offgrid and micro-grid projects.

A group of industry leading practitioners, progressive donors, international think tanks and sector associations came together in Nairobi to lay the foundations of a framework to pool and share technical and financial microgrid data.

Ending energy poverty requires more than a lightbulb. Energy metrics should reflect this reality too.

Globally, the energy transition is an uphill struggle: fossil fuel systems are entrenched, with governments slow to put in place incentives and tariffs that make renewables viable. A report released last year by the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative painted a bleak picture of dwindling financial flows towards clean electricity, with growing investment in coal plants.

Rooftop solar and battery energy storage are helping rural electric cooperatives declare independence from centralized power stations.

Business Insider approached renewable energy solutions companies to see how much it would cost to go off the grid right now.

The author hasn’t paid for electricity for nearly a decade after installing his own small solar system in 2009. Here are the options to follow his example.

Paul and Annett built a self-sufficient, off-grid house in New South Wales with air conditioning and electrical appliances. They use just 25% of the solar energy that their rooftop solar voltaic system is capable of generating.

Inadequate investment lies at the heart of Africa’s energy paradox: Despite Africa’s significant energy resources endowments, close to 600 million people on the continent are still without access to electricity.

The co-founders of SolarCity have resurfaced on the global stage and they have a new pet project that also happens to be powered by the sun.