Tanzania receive $465 million from the World Bank for its power interconnector project with Zambia, while Kenya signs a $179 million loan with French development agency Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD).

Small systems are big energy steps for populations in underserved rural areas, as access to cheaper, reliable and sustainable energy directly translates into improved quality of life for many.

Signify of the Netherlands (formerly Philips Lighting), reported that the company is introducing two new solar-powered lights.

Lithium-ion car and bus batteries can collect and discharge electricity for another seven to 10 years after being taken off the roads and stripped from chassis -- a shelf life with significant ramifications for global carmakers, electricity providers and raw-materials suppliers.

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), through its Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), held the first edition of the Business-to-Business (B2B) networking event, bringing together companies from the solar off-grid industry.

The plant is set to recycle 1,300 tonnes of solar panels in 2018 - virtually all solar panels that will reach their end of life in France this year.

Governments and utilities in sub-Saharan Africa are sending a clear message in recent meetings that what really interests them is solar projects with battery storage. Energy storage deployments in emerging markets globally are expected to grow at more than 40% annually in the next decade.

The ERI is intended to serve as a diagnostic tool, highlighting key areas in regulatory design and practice that require improvement and reform.

Building on their successful energy storage partnership in the United States, SimpliPhi Power and OutBack Power are announcing the availability of a SimpliPhi AccESS + OutBack residential energy storage system for the European market.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has dirtied its hands with coal despite its green rhetoric, ahead of its third annual meeting in Mumbai.

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