rural electrification

October 21, 2020
Travel restrictions imposed by countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic have contribution to a slowdown in investment in rural electrification projects. Thomas Hillig examines the extent of the investment freeze and possible solutions to get capital flowing into much needed projects again
July 2, 2020
Governments should focus on mini-grids as a means to enabling access to reliable electricity for hundreds of millions of people that don’t yet have it and mini-grids using solar and batteries have matured as a technology class, but financing such projects remains problematic, a new report has found.
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.
November 5, 2019
One of India's largest utilities joins financier to deliver 10,000 grids and power five million households in next decade.
September 6, 2019
Newly-launched project at Bayero University Kano (BUK) will use solar (3.5MWp) and batteries (8.1MWh) to power universities and teaching hospitals.
March 27, 2019
Solarcentury has commissioned two solar-storage-diesel mini-grids in rural communities in Eritrea that are far away from the grid and have relied purely on diesel power until now.
March 26, 2019
French energy giant teams up with a Myanmar-focused off-grid energy specialist to help spur rural electrification across the Southeast Asian country with mini-grids combining PV, diesel and battery storage.
March 21, 2019
Country to consult until 3 April on draft rules designed to offset O&M costs of individual installations across poorer, isolated areas.
February 20, 2019
Homeowners across Afghanistan are set to benefit from the country's first pay-as-you-go (PAYG) home solar systems combined with energy storage batteries, being delivered in a pioneering new programme led by the IFC and d.Light.
December 6, 2018
Kenya's government has launched a plan for total electrification in the country by 2022, which acknowledges the role that off-grid systems, mini-grids and stand-alone solar plants can have in complementing extensions to the grid and mitigating higher loads.

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