Category: Climate Change

How microgrids can address the cause and impacts of climate change.

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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Hybridized Maldives Microgrid Exceeds Expectations, Diesel Cuts 50 Percent Greater than Projected

Hybridized Maldives Microgrid Exceeds Expectations, Diesel Cuts 50 Percent Greater than Projected

Two hybridized solar PV-energy storage microgrids commissioned by Electro Power Systems (EPS) are up and running in the Maldives, part and parcel of efforts to reduce local ...

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New Solar Cells, Supercapacitors, Blockchain Apps Expected to Drive Renewable Power Costs Down Further

New Solar Cells, Supercapacitors, Blockchain Apps Expected to Drive Renewable Power Costs Down Further

Renewable power generation is now cost competitive with fossil fuels, and industry participants foresee further gains ahead in light of ongoing technological innovation, efforts ...

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Denver Solar-Storage Microgrid to Deliver Multiple Service Streams, Benefits Today

Denver Solar-Storage Microgrid to Deliver Multiple Service Streams, Benefits Today

Project partners Panasonic, Xcel Energy and Younicos lay out the stream of benefits expected from Peña Station NEXT, a 382-acre, sustainabie transit-oriented “multi-stakeholder ...

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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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Pay-As-You-Go Solar and Microgrids Considered New Class of Infrastructure Investment

Pay-As-You-Go Solar and Microgrids Considered New Class of Infrastructure Investment

Small enough to be deemed insignificant by conventional power market and investment standards, off-grid solar-storage mini- and microgrids now account for a significant and still ...

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Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market

Tesla-SolarCity Swoops In On Nascent Island Microgrid Market

Successive news announcements makes it clear that Tesla-SolarCity has had its eyes on island solar-storage microgrids for quite some time.

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USAID, RBL Bank Partner to Expand Off-Grid, Rooftop Solar in India

USAID, RBL Bank Partner to Expand Off-Grid, Rooftop Solar in India

The $75 million USAID loan guarantee will significantly enhance RBL's ability to extend loans to Indian SMBs installing off-grid and rooftop solar energy systems in poorly served ...

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