Articles tagged with: energy access

Solar Power Costs Drop Below Natural Gas Generation in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Solar Power Set to Surge as Costs Drop Below Natural-Gas Generation

Southeast Asian nations are stepping up plans to invest in and deploy solar power as the cost has dropped below that for gas-fired power plants,…
Electrification in Papua New Guinea: Embracing Mobile Pay-Go

Papua New Guinea Emerges as a World-Leading Market for Mobile Pay-Go Solar

Papua New Guineans are embracing mobile pay-go, aka PAYG, solar, which is proving to be a potent, if small-scale, agent of change in terms of…
Cambodia Solar Energy Profile: Reaching a Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Tipping Point

Cambodia Solar Energy Profile

Cambodia’s economy is growing fast, and so is its demand for energy. Decisions made today regarding sources of fuel and power generation will determine whether…
Opening up Namibia’s National Electricity Market to Solar and Renewable Power Producers

Namibia Sets a Foundation for Sustainable Solar, Renewable Energy and Socioeconomic Development

That’s the case in sub-Saharan Africa, where distributed solar power systems hold out the promise of enabling nations to extend sustainable energy access and development…
Agrivoltaic Energy System Practice on Farmland: Incorporating the Benefits of Solar Power

Agrivoltaic Research, Applications Could Reconcile Trade-Offs at the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

A growing body of scientific research and real-world applications at the water-food-energy nexus is revealing that solar panels and photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on farm…
Philippines Solar Energy Profile: A Lot in the Way of Political and Regulatory Obstacles and Barriers Need to Be Overcome

Philippines Solar Energy Profile: Philippines Falls Far Short of Realizing Solar, Renewable Energy Potential

An archipelagic nation with a population of 100 million-plus people spread across some 7,641 islands, the Philippines has set some ambitious renewable energy and climate…
Aerial View of Solar Panels Amongst Coconut Trees on the Paradise Island

The Bahamas Launches Family Islands Solarization Program

The Caribbean island nation of the Bahamas is turning to independent power producers (IPPs), the combination of “solar plus storage” and hybrid microgrids to extend…
Calling for More Effective Support for Solar Mini-Grids in Africa from Leading Solar Investors

African Solar Investment and Industry Continues to Grow but Falls Far Short of What’s Needed

The 21st annual Africa Energy Forum took place in Lisbon, Portugal June 11–14, highlighting the risks, rewards, opportunities and challenges African nations and solar and…
African Children and Solar-Powered Oxygen Interruptions

Saving Lives: Solar Powered Oxygen Systems Reduce Child Mortality

Medical use of oxygen is over 100 years old. Oxygen therapy is used in the treatment of a wide array of diseases ranging from pneumonia…
Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 31–April 7, 2019

Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 31–April 7 Week

The shift away from coal and towards decentralized solar, wind and renewables continues. News regarding utility solar-storage in Hawaii, retirement of the massive Navajo Generating…
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