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15.07.2015 , Harald Schützeichel

The underestimated challenge of PAYG

On March 18th, 2005, the first solar home system with PAYG technology was installed in Sub-Saharan Africa: in Kechemober, an Ethiopian village, 200km...

Executive Summary

Like most renewable energies PV technology faces the problem of high upfront cost. This problem is particularly pronounced in...

09.07.2015 , Aretha Aprilia

‘Cogito ergo consume’

World Environment Day 2015 was celebrated on June 5 with the UN tagline: “Seven billion dreams. One Planet. Consume with care”. The theme echoed...

Digitally financed off-grid solar has transitioned from pilot scale to a diverse and substantial sub-sector of the global off-grid energy market....

Rural illumination in Bangladesh primarily depends on the kerosene based hurricanes and lamps. In addition, car batteries and dry cell batteries are...

06.07.2015 , Esther Nakkazi via The News Hub

Solar lighting increases night births in health facilities

In places where there is no electricity to light up a health facility at night, the risk of the baby dying in a night birth is high. Karamoja, in...

Investing in clean energy access provides a disruptive opportunity to revolutionize electricity systems and get on the right side of the politics of...

30.06.2015 , European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

Corporate social impact strategies - New paths for collaborative growth

Executive Summary

Venture philanthropy (VP) and social investment (SI) organisations (VPOs) work to build stronger investee organisations with a...

26.06.2015 , Taha Selim Ustun, Carnegie Mellon University

How Rwanda’s clinics have gone off-grid and onto renewable energy

Rwanda is located in the poorest region in the world, sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, it is making advances with off-grid renewable energy solutions...

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) headquarters and UNICEF United Kingdom have published an advocacy paper that provides an overview of the sustainable...

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