mini-grids

February 26, 2021
Global energy giant EDF has bought a 23% stake in off-grid solar company Bboxx’s Kenyan business.
April 20, 2020
New deal will see green energy body IRENA assist with large-scale roll-out of solar and others, a plan for continent to tap into its vast renewable resources to power its response to COVID-19.
January 15, 2020
Roadmap backed by development financier will see solar–battery–diesel mixes replace diesel-only mini-grids across 48 islands.
December 4, 2019
India’s Discoms are the biggest hurdle to the proliferation of clean energy micro-grids, the head of the premier Indian government think tank and senior adviser to prime minister Narendra Modi has said.
July 18, 2019
Harare adopts solar duty waivers as Chinese firm shares upstream plans, UK-backed scheme targets 60 mini-grid systems, Sinohydro to deploy 20MW plant by Lagdo dam.
June 12, 2019
Funding of US$47 million will back the installation of stoves and others for over a million people in Kenya’s remote, electricity-deprived communities.
June 11, 2019
Siemens urges island to seize window of solid economics and add 1.8GW of PV and 920MW of battery storage by 2023, rebuilding grid ruined by storm Maria.
June 10, 2019
Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism for donors the key to providing rural clean energy access in Africa.
April 24, 2019
Two financing institutions recognise the need for solar proliferation in remote, rural parts of the Sahel and West Africa.
March 28, 2019
The African Development Bank Board has approved US$20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable energy mini-grids of 3-10MW capacity at three cities that are currently off-grid.

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