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New coalition to power 1bn people with sustainable energy by 2030

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.

Webinar recording: The African minigrid market: Progress and obstacles

Digital dialogue with the AMDA on the existential barriers for minigrid development and the practical ways to overcome them.

“Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa”

AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.

Mini-grids appraised as an energy access champion

Conversations at the 20th edition of the Future Energy East Africa conference in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2018 were indicative of a region embracing change.

Mini-grids and off-grid power projects are the future

Energy project developers and investors in East Africa are all talking about the huge impact that mini-grids and off-grid power projects can make as the region plays catch-up in its generation capacity. Several exciting...

Innovation: Maximising the investment potential of mini grids

Exclusive interview with Amanda DelCore, associate, Factor, Kenya discusses innovation for income-generating appliances as part of mini grid business models.  “If mini grids can one day interconnect with the national grid, much of the risk...
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Electrification strategies: Innovation on and off the grid

Exclusive interview with Riccardo Ridolfi, co-founder and CEO of Equatorial Power. At Future Energy East Africa he will participate on two panel discussions covering off-grid, innovation and productive use of energy.  “My message at Future...

QAF to quell micro-grid investment risk

Standardisation of a quality assurance framework across an industry as diverse as micro-grids can be complex as it can impact a variety of issues including technical components, business models, financing, and policy. Success is...