Accelerating Access to Energy, Shell Foundation

Lessons learned from efforts to build inclusive energy markets in developing countries

Cooking, lighting and heating at home, for community services, or for improving the productivity of small businesses and farms.  Accelerating Access to Energy outlines our 14 year journey to create and scale new decentralised energy solutions that provide safe, reliable and affordable power to low-income consumers in under-served areas.  This report outlines the lessons learned from this work. We detail the significant turning points in our strategy, identify six barriers that continue to prevent the growth and replication of promising solutions, and examine emerging opportunities to overcome these.  In this report, the authors analyze the common features of the most promising of these solutions, and the learning from failed efforts which informs Shell’s current strategy.

Resource Type: Market Analysis & Trends

Country: Global

Language: English