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For years social entrepreneurs trying to solve a wide range of issues from affordable healthcare to homelessness have faced the same question: are you...

In a vast continent like Africa, currently entering a new phase in its development, no plans for the future can exist without the availability of raw...
Remote microgrids—the most mature of all microgrid segments—typically do not connect to a traditional, larger grid, and therefore operate in island...
Despite the clear potential of solar power systems, these systems will not expand rapidly in rural areas unless other obstacles to universal access...

02.04.2019 , Tobias Engelmeier and Sam Duby, TFE Consulting GmbH

Connecting The Unconnected: Reflections On Using Subsidies For Rural Electrification

The lack of access to affordable, reliable energy is a barrier to development, whether that be powering autoclaves and centrifuges in rural clinics to...

01.04.2019 , Sreekumar N / Manabika Mandal / Ann Josey

100% rural electrification is not enough

Reliable power supply is crucial. Discoms need to address requirements of social and commercial activities

The DOEN Foundation supports pioneers who use an entrepreneurial approach to come up with solutions for a better world. Read the story of Gathu...
My recent article explored the development of the off-grid solar industry in Africa, highlighting how international finance is now driving the...
SENDEA is a program of the Stiftung Solarenergie (Germany): a network of like-minded local solar companies in developing countries. The programme...

18.03.2019 , Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester; Joseph Mutale, University of Manchester; Mathaios Panteli, University of Manchester, and Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and...