Opportunities for Growth IFC’s Daniel Shepherd, Head of Energy & Water Advisory Services for Sub-Saharan Africa, leads an exciting online discussions about the opportunities for growth in the off-grid market. The pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) business model is proving to be an effective approach in delivering electricity access through distributed solar, and the sector has gained significant investment … Read More
Solar home systems and other solar powered appliances are made affordable through innovative pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) financing. PAYGo jointly addresses the challenges of energy access and financial inclusion for the more than one billion people — mainly rural and low income — who remain off-grid. This nascent and dynamic industry is populated by young companies with evolving … Read More
The international Finance Corporation’s Lighting Papua New Guinea program is building markets for, and promoting the use of, modern, off-grid lighting products in rural Papua New Guinea. With 300 days of sunshine in many parts of the country, there is great potential to harness solar power for businesses and households.
The Stiftung Solarenergie – Solar Energy Foundation just won a National Energy Globe Award for its outstanding work in Ethiopia. The award will be officially granted on 5 June 2013, UN World Environment Day. This is the second time that the Stiftung wins the prestigious award. Around 1 million people benefit from the Solar Energy Foundation … Read More