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Off-Grid Solar Power Facilities Installed to Enhance Electricity Reliability

Why Advances in Off-Grid Energy Are Vital to Ease the Digital Divide Today?

Many of us now live in a community with decent internet connectivity, but many of us do not. To those that don’t, it’s easy...
Ground Mounted Solar Mini-Grids in Rural Africa

Mini-Grids Can Give Millions Power, but Bureaucracy and Technical Issues Still Stand in the...

Across Africa and Asia, exciting plans for new mini-solar grid projects are being announced at a rapid pace. However, a surprisingly small percentage of...
How a Solar Street Light Works - Illustration

Solar Street Light Uses and Deployments: 6 Things Should Know

Life on Earth is possible because of the energy that comes from the Sun. Around half of the light reaching our atmosphere actually passes...
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...
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 Desalination System to “Green” Drought-Stricken Namibia

No Batteries Needed: Can Low-Cost Solar Desalination System “Green” Namibia’s Desert Coast?

Water quality and scarcity is a growing issue the world over, including in Namibia, which has been struggling to cope with a prolonged drought...
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...
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...
A Bangladeshi Farmer Working on a Farm with Solar PV Installed

Bangladesh, World Bank Team Up to Double Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity

As much as 310 megawatts (MW) of new solar power capacity is to be installed in Bangladesh beginning this year on out to January...
Solar Magazine Weekly Solar Highlights: March 24–31, 2019

Solar Magazine’s Curated News Highlights, March 24–31 Week

Leading U.S. corporations launch corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance; three new utility-scale power plants for Florida; a 2.6-gigawatt solar project launch in Saudi Arabia...
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 Energy News Highlights Cover: Mar. 2–Mar. 9, 2019

Solar Magazine’s News Highlights, March 2–9 Week

Myanmar, Togo join growing list of developing, lesser-developed countries turning to solar-storage for rural, universal electrification; Belgian Scientists beta test hydrogen-producing solar panel; IKEA’s...

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