Key Off-Grid Players Awarded Zayed Future Energy Prizes

…now connecting over 500 homes per day, but putting our best efforts into scaling our reach faster, in order to reach millions of homes in years to come,” says Mr. Moore. Another key player in the off-grid lighting market in Africa who featured strongly in the competition was SolarAid, which made it the finalist stage of the competition in the Non-Governmental/Non-Profit Category. Former US Vice President Al Gore was named the Award’s 2015 Lifetim…

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

…and Germany have been the ones to adopt home solar panels. Home owners typically buy their solar systems out right or lease them from a third party like SolarCity SCTY 3.47% . These solar systems tend to plug into the broader power grid. But in regions like rural Africa, where the power grid is lacking, an entirely new strategy has had to be developed. These new solar products have relied on new types of financing, have ridden on the back of mobil…