BBOXX secures loan to ramp up operations in Rwanda

BBOXX has secured a US$8 million loan from the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) that will see the company accelerate its roll-out of solar home systems across Rwanda, its largest market.

Skills gap holding back global decentralised renewable energy sector

The distributed renewable energy (DRE) sector, necessary in a world with millions of people without power, is being held back by a chronic shortage of skilled workers. Indeed, Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) has just 16,000 people working in renewable energy in a region with 600 million un-electrified people, according to the founders of a new campaign aiming to fill this skills gap.