Articles tagged with: energy poverty

Cool Effect's Solar DC Inverterless System in India

Sid Yadav on the Story of Cool Effect’s Solar DC Program in India

Cool Effect is on a quest for carbon reduction. A not-for-profit (NFP) that can trace its origins back to 1998 and a cookstove project in…
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…
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…
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…
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 it…
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 resilience…
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 executives…
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 Energy…
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 and…
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 become…
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