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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...
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

New solar energy markets and industry are emerging worldwide as costs continue to decline, performance improves, supply chains expand, solar-plus-storage systems march towards economic...
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...

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...
Solar Panels on a Farm in Mali

The Solar and Renewables-Fueled Utility of the Future May Be Evolving in Sub-Saharan Africa

Though yet to prove itself long-term, smart, off-grid solar-plus-energy storage and mobile money and banking services are shaping up as a potent combination when...
Solar Magazine Weekly Solar Highlights: Mar. 9–Mar.16 2019

Solar Magazine’s News Highlights, March 9–16 Week

African island solar minigrids, plans to build a solar power facility at a former coal mining site, and the U.S. solar PV market shows...
Broadband is Delivered to Rural Areas Using TV White Spaces Antenna

Microsoft Airband Initiative Leverages Solar Energy to Close the Digital Divide

Bringing affordable, reliable broadband Internet access to those who lack it has become a strategic focal point for high-powered telecoms and high-tech corporations and...
Developing-World Solar Mini-Grid in Kenya

Fast-Growing User Base Suggests Evolutionary Growth Spurt in the Making for Developing-World Solar Mini-Grids

Private power utilities in Africa, Asia and Latin America are developing more than 550 “green” mini-grids – over USD550 million worth, according to Odyssey...
Tanzanian Woman Holds Up a Pay-As-You-Go Solar Device

CrossBoundary Energy, The Rockefeller Foundation Launch Sub-Saharan Africa Mini-Grid Innovation Lab, R&D Fund

CrossBoundary Energy and The Rockefeller Foundation on April 24 launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab for Sub-Saharan Africa, an R&D fund that aims to develop...
Sahara Desert Solarification Process

Solarification of Deserts: the Case of Africa’s Sahara

From the pacific coastlines of the Atacama Desert to the sandy dunes of the Sahara; harvesting the abundant irradiance of the world’s deserts has...
Adoption of Energy Efficient Appliances Can Save Low-Income Household’s Money

State of Adoption: Energy Efficient Appliances/Practices in Africa

For many African countries, Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are either absent or loosely regulated. Poor legislation and absent will for enforcement, have now...
Africa Solar-Storage Microgrid Initiative

Renewvia Launches Phase One of Its Africa, Solar-Storage Microgrid Initiative

Last updated: March 27, 2018 @ 04:30 AM PSTA new generation of emissions-free, distributed energy systems are being installed in homes and businesses across...
World Bank - Solar Market Predictions

Africa Amidst 2018 Global Solar Market Predictions

GTM Research’s new Global Solar Data Hub projects that, “2018 will be the first-ever triple-digit year for the global solar market, with an anticipated 106...

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