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Jaguar Land Rover Joins Growing Ranks of Multinationals Bringing Sustainable Energy to Off-Grid Africans

Jaguar Land Rover Joins Growing Ranks of Multinationals Bringing Sustainable Energy to Off-Grid Africans

Jaguar Land Rover on June 5 launched “Lighting Up Lives,” a sustainable, clean energy initiative carried out in a collaboration with ClimateCare that aims to bring safe and clean ...

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Competition Heats Up in Kenya’s Off-Grid, Mobile Pay-Go Solar Market

Competition Heats Up in Kenya’s Off-Grid, Mobile Pay-Go Solar Market

An average 800 Kenyan households per day are signing up for d.light's new D30 off-grid solar home system.

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MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service

The advent of off-grid, mobile pay-go household solar energy systems is producing amazing results in a growing range of Sub-Saharan nations. The MTN-Lumos partnership serves as a ...

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USAID Adds Momentum to Sub-Saharan Off-Grid Solar with $4 Million of New SOGE Grant Awards

USAID Adds Momentum to Sub-Saharan Off-Grid Solar with $4 Million of New SOGE Grant Awards

USAID will award Scaling Off-Grid Energy Development Grand Challenge grants of up to $500,000 each to Sub-Saharan start-ups that demonstrate commercially promising innovations and ...

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Ugandan Off-Grid Solar, Low-Cost Internet Access Poised for a Growth Spurt

Ugandan Off-Grid Solar, Low-Cost Internet Access Poised for a Growth Spurt

Uganda's national off-grid solar and renewable power iniative brightens prospects for the economy, society and the environment. Entrepreneurial African solar start-ups are keen to ...

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Nigeria Launches National Off-Grid Pay-Go Solar Homes Initiative

Nigeria Launches National Off-Grid Pay-Go Solar Homes Initiative

20,000 households are expected to benefit by having off-grid, mobile pay-go solar energy systems installed over the next 12 months in the initial phase of Nigeria's Solar Home ...

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Uganda Mobile Pay-Go Solar Provider Doubles Customer Base to 100,000 in 12 Months

Uganda Mobile Pay-Go Solar Provider Doubles Customer Base to 100,000 in 12 Months

Fenix International's ReadyPay line of high-efficiency, off-grid mobile pay-go solar products are proving very popular with Ugandans. The socioeconomic and environmental ...

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Nigeria Bank of Industry Pumps Up Mobile Pay-Go, Solar Microgrid Financing

Nigeria Bank of Industry Pumps Up Mobile Pay-Go, Solar Microgrid Financing

A solar energy revolution is building momentum in Nigeria as BoI joins with multilateral development agencies, wirless network operators, local entrepreneurs and rural residents ...

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Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards

Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards

Four renewable energy projects in Africa and the Pacific region will receive $44.5 million in IRENA-ADFD Joint Facility loans that come with low interest rates and other favorable ...

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D.light Raises Another $10.5MM as Kenya Launches $150MM Mobile Pay-Go Solar Plan

D.light Raises Another $10.5MM as Kenya Launches $150MM Mobile Pay-Go Solar Plan

A mix of equity and grant funding, the capital infusion brings the total amount d.light has raised over the past four months to more than $40 million, highlighting growing ...

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