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World Bank Spurs Kenya Off-Grid Solar Expansion with $150MM IDA Credit

World Bank Spurs Kenya Off-Grid Solar Expansion with $150MM IDA Credit

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 cookers and training and ...

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Spain’s TTA Builds Five 24/7 Solar-Wind Minigrids on Ghana’s Lake Volta Islands

Spain’s TTA Builds Five 24/7 Solar-Wind Minigrids on Ghana’s Lake Volta Islands

The initial five remote island renewable minigrids are enhancing lives and livelihoods as Ghana continues its drive to achieve universal electricity access by 2020.

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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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