Category: Africa Microgrid News
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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Zimbabwe Off-Grid Solar Start-up Lands Kiva Direct to Social Enterprise Loan

Zimbabwe Off-Grid Solar Start-up Lands Kiva Direct to Social Enterprise Loan

Providing mobile "pay as you go" home solar loans, Zonful Energy tapped into Kiva's new Direct to Social Enterprise Fund to secure a $50,000 loan that will enable it to deploy the ...

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Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi

Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi

Construction of the first three of a planned 12 hybrid solar-hydroelectric microgrids highlights the creative, effective ways multilateral Power Africa off-grid energy program ...

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U.S. Solar Developer Renewvia Brings Electricity to Rural Areas in Kenya and Developing Countries With Pay-As-You-Go Microgrids

U.S. Solar Developer Renewvia Brings Electricity to Rural Areas in Kenya and Developing Countries With Pay-As-You-Go Microgrids

U.S.-based solar developer, Renewvia Energy, is bringing electricity to rural communities in Kenya and other developing countries through pay-as-go solar micro-grids. Most of ...

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Vulcan Impact Investing Makes its Mark with Rural Kenya Solar Mini-grids

Vulcan Impact Investing Makes its Mark with Rural Kenya Solar Mini-grids

Vulcan's impact investing team lay out the challenges they have faced, and the solutions they've come up with, in the two years it has owned and operated 10 off-grid, ...

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Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa

Widely available and cheaper than ever, PV solar is spreading rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa as a first generation of local clean energy entrepreneurs taps into support from ...

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How Multilateral Development Banks Can Embrace Decentralized Renewables

How Multilateral Development Banks Can Embrace Decentralized Renewables

The Executive Summary from 'Decentralized Renewables: The Fast Track Track To Universal Energy Access,' is republished with permission from PowerForAll.  Please visit their ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification

Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all households still appears ...

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Solar Kiosk Turns a Sleepy Kenyan Village Into An Urban Center

Solar Kiosk Turns a Sleepy Kenyan Village Into An Urban Center

After decades of failed initiatives to extend electricity access, over 600 million people in Africa still do not have access to electricity. With current trends, it will take ...

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