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World Bank Spurs Kenya Off-Grid Solar Expansion with $150MM IDA Credit
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The $150 million in World Bank IDA is to be used to provide community solar mini-grids, standalone off-grid solar energy systems, solar water pumps, solar ...

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Spain’s TTA Builds Five 24/7 Solar-Wind Minigrids on Ghana’s Lake Volta Islands
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The initial five remote island renewable minigrids are enhancing lives and livelihoods as Ghana continues its drive to achieve universal electricity access by ...

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

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

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

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Ugandan Off-Grid Solar, Low-Cost Internet Access Poised for a Growth Spurt
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Uganda's national off-grid solar and renewable power iniative brightens prospects for the economy, society and the environment. Entrepreneurial African solar ...

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

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Uganda Mobile Pay-Go Solar Provider Doubles Customer Base to 100,000 in 12 Months
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Fenix International's ReadyPay line of high-efficiency, off-grid mobile pay-go solar products are proving very popular with Ugandans. The socioeconomic and ...

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Nigeria Bank of Industry Pumps Up Mobile Pay-Go, Solar Microgrid Financing
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A solar energy revolution is building momentum in Nigeria as BoI joins with multilateral development agencies, wirless network operators, local entrepreneurs ...

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