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16.07.2019 , The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

High-profile bankruptcies in the off-grid sector: Where do we go from here?

The high-profile bankruptcies of some of the African off-grid industry’s best-known brands has raised questions on the long-term viability of current...

15.07.2019 , Ashwini K Swain and Navroz K Dubash

Beyond Poles and Wires: How to Keep the Electrons Flowing?

India’s move to electrify every village and household in the country has been lauded as a success. Building on decades of targeted programmes and...

On June 25, the World Bank launched the 14th edition of Rwanda Economic Update, including a special update on “Lighting Rwanda”, which takes stock of...

Development agency Practical Action found solar micro-grids built with storm risks in mind were largely able to withstand Cyclone Idai and could help...

04.07.2019 , Rob Fetter, June Lukuyu, Jay Taneja and Nathan Williams

Can microgrids enable macro development?

Standing in the bustling peri-urban settlement of Ngwerere, where nearly 1,000 Zambians live on the outskirts of Lusaka, you can see the power lines...

Zimbabwe’s government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country’s anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop produ...

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? 

The answer, based on best practice in emerging...

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) recently published research which revealed that global impact assets under management topped $502 billion...

One of the key challenges in getting energy and infrastructure projects off the ground in Africa is the lack of available funding.

This does...

This report examines the risks associated with power outages for individuals reliant on electricity for in-home medical and mobility equipment....