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The massive challenge of achieving universal access to energy recently received two major boosts that have raised the issue further on the...
We have two broken systems -- energy and finance -- that conspire to support a centralized, coal-based grid that exacerbates climate change and fails...

03.09.2013 , Roger Pielke and Morgan Bazilian

Making Energy Access Meaningful

The world’s poor need more than a token supply of electricity. The goal should be to provide the power necessary to boost productivity and raise...

Suppliers of solar lighting solutions need to create demand for their products among individuals and communities in the developing world in order to...

20.08.2013 , Bob Tortora and Magali Rheault

Electricity Charges Sub-Saharan Africans' Wellbeing

Relatively few residents living in sub-Saharan Africa say the main source of light in their homes comes from a power line, but Gallup finds those who...

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....