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Off-grid solar access solutions for Africa identified in report

A new European Investment Bank and International Solar Alliance study outlines key affordability and investment issues holding back off-grid solar investment. The analysis identifies solutions to transform clean energy and how these could potentially unlock energy access for 120 million households.
smart data analytics

Ghana take advantage of smart data analytics for energy regulation

Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) is improving its regulatory function by improving its ability to collect, analyse and monitor data.

About Africa Minigrid Developers Association

Africa’s 1st Renewable Mini-Grid Industry Association Established in Africa to Help Drive Economic Development Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA)...
infrastructure

Ed’s note: Paving the infrastructure path one project at a time

Let’s take a closer look at the infrastructure projects underway in Africa so that you can decide on an adjective that best suits the outlook.
Uganda Umeme Twaake 2.0

Uganda: Integrated energy approach to create energy for all

A newly launched Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot project unites distributed renewable energy companies in Uganda to provide centralised and decentralised technology clean power solutions.
Twaake 2.0 Umeme Uganda Power for All

Ed’s note: How to make a minigrid business model fit for...

The minigrid business model – as fitting as it is in its endeavour to provide clean power – alone is not a best-case solution.
Off-grid

FSD Africa Investments invests $4.5m for off-grid energy access in Africa

FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi) has invested $4.5 million in Nithio FI, a renewable energy financing intermediary focused on the Pay as You Go (PAYG) off-grid solar sector, to provide renewable energy solutions for households and small businesses in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
geothermal energy

EIB approves $95 million for geothermal power in East Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved $4.9 billion financing for renewable energy, clean transport, COVID-19 recovery, social housing and education. Of this amount, $95 million will be allocated to the East Africa Rift Geothermal Project.
SEFA funding

Winch Energy seeks $2.1 million to fund renewable energy technology

Winch Energy, an off-grid utilities provider, is looking to raise up to $2.1 million through a crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
energy access solar lamp Lake Victoria Kenya

Funding the missing middle to create energy access for all

The BUILD Fund has made its inaugural investment, setting up a $500,000 working capital facility for Kenyan distributor of solar products, Mwezi, which concentrates on last mile energy access measures.
agricultural

Climate charity shares thoughts on boosting conservation for WED

On World Environment Day (June 5 2021), climate experts warn sustainable incomes for rural communities are key to protecting the planet.
last-mile customers

The challenge of reaching last-mile customers

Delivering last-mile grid connections to homes, businesses, and public facilities such as health clinics and schools is complex and financially and logistically challenging.

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