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The Missing Middle: Supplying Sub-Saharan Africa’s Commercial & Industrial Sector With Solar Energy

August 2nd, 2018 | by The Beam

As the cost of producing solar electricity continues to fall, solar projects to supply these businesses are technically and financially viable — however, they are not being implemented. This is because there is a structural finance gap in sub-Saharan Africa that prevents many solar projects from having access to finance and thus being realized. But with such obvious cost benefits, why does this finance gap exist

Bridging The Capital Gap To Achieve 100% Renewable Energy Supply

August 1st, 2018 | by The Beam

There is a capital gap of nearly US$1 trillion in infrastructure investments per year and the lion’s share relates to the energy sector. 60% of this capital gap is in developing nations. Standardization by clean FinTechs (Financial Technology) can drastically reduce it by building a bridge between institutional capital and the decentralized renewable energy sector.

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