Category: Africa Microgrid News
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Solar PV, Renewable Microgrids Stand Out in 2017 IRENA/ADFD Joint Facility Awards
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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 ...

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

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

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Solar Startup Harnesses the Power of the Sun and the Mighty Zambesi
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Construction of the first three of a planned 12 hybrid solar-hydroelectric microgrids highlights the creative, effective ways multilateral Power Africa ...

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

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

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Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa
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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 ...

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How Multilateral Development Banks Can Embrace Decentralized Renewables
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The Executive Summary from 'Decentralized Renewables: The Fast Track Track To Universal Energy Access,' is republished with permission from PowerForAll. ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification
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Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all ...

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Solar Kiosk Turns a Sleepy Kenyan Village Into An Urban Center
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After decades of failed initiatives to extend electricity access, over 600 million people in Africa still do not have access to electricity. With current ...

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