The pilot sought to demonstrate the effectiveness of its approach to allow for it to be replicated, as the grid network rolls out to other parts of Tanzania. Here is what we found out.

Where developers struggle to raise funds, crowdfunding platforms can help clean energy projects get off the ground. But what are the risks involved in such investments, and what should individuals look out for before committing their money?

Solar home systems are effective for rural households. But for hundreds of millions, minigrids may be lowest-cost path toward electrification.

The wastewater enters a septic tank from where it is pumped into a series of treatment containers where microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae remove the contaminants, leaving water that can be used for irrigation.

An estimated 2.3 billion people will still be making their meals with dirty fuels and equipment 20 years from now.

Left unaddressed, coal-fired electricity alone will overwhelm the IPCC’s 2030 and 2050 emission targets.

Surging manufacturing capacity helped to spark grid price parity, where electricity from solar and coal are priced the same, but also led to a severe supply glut in the Chinese market and encouraged producers to dump cheap Chinese products abroad.

COMESA region currently has the lowest electricity generation with approximately 630 million people living without reliable access to electricity and 790 million people forced to rely on solid biomass to cook their food and heat their homes.

The number of people without access to electricity declined from 1.2 billion in 2010 to 789 million in 2018, however, under policies that were either in place or planned before the start of the COVID-19 crisis, an estimated 620 million people would still lack access in 2030, 85 percent of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In communities where that power supply is weak or erratic, connectivity to the internet will always suffer. It’s here that the value of off-grid internet powered by renewable energy sources is made clear.

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