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The International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference 2012 (IOREC) was jointly organised by IRENA, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy...

As the market for solar lighting and solar home systems expands and more families use solar-powered products, there's a question we need to be asking:...

With almost 200 million people ages 15 to 24, Africa has the youngest and most rapidly growing population globally. By 2045, its youth population is...

Part 1 explained the most common errors made by those implementing solar power projects and installing solar power systems in off-grid areas. Knowing...

Solar power systems don’t come off the rack 
Rural populations are familiar with most products for everyday use, such as ploughs, cookware, and radios....

Development Research Group of World Bank published a long-term study about impacts of Household electrification. The paper is part of a larger effort...

For many students and teachers across the African continent, energy poverty – the lack of access to reliable energy sources – is a challenge faced...

A new policy guide states clearly that the minimalist energy access through solar lanterns is insufficient to sustain poverty escapes: "Solar home...

09.07.2013 , Harald Schützeichel

We need more market data and facts!

Many companies and organizations that deal with off-grid electrification repeat mantra-like that 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity....

Lack of access to modern, renewable forms of energy – or energy poverty – has both direct and indirect harmful effects on health and medical care...