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07.12.2018 , Sanjoy Sanyal and Esther Kahinga

How Distributed Solar Helps Pregnant Women in Rural Kenya

Our blog series, Humans of Clean Energy, focuses on clean energy pioneers in the developing world and the customers they serve. The series is as part...

This new publication aims to give guidance to off-grid solar projects on how to address the challenge of hazardous battery waste arising from their...

As we head into the COP 24 climate talks, a look at how those who finance energy development choose which projects to support.

In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around...

Buffalo trampled over it? Rain drenched it? Child dropped it? No problem! This solar flashlight can endure it all, said Bassi in a pitch to her...

This week sees the launch of the Global Distributors Collective, a new initiative to support last mile distributors in Africa, Asia and Latin America....

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)’s CleanStart programme supports low-income households and micro, small and medium enterprises to...

19.11.2018 , Mugo Kibati, Gilles Vermot Desroches

Electrifying Africa’s Labor Market

With more than 600 million people lacking access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, off-grid renewable energy has the potential to transform...

17.11.2018 , Marco Dorothal, Solarplaza

How Microgrids Will Keep The Lights On

With the recent surge of renewable energy projects, driven by accelerated cost reductions, centralized energy production is becoming less and less...

15.11.2018 , Anita Makri

Luring power off the grid

Can local energy systems merge climate and poverty goals? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. 

The “tremendous expansion” of businesses selling small...

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