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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


IEA: Renewables Will Exceed Natural Gas And Nuclear By 2016

June 26th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

Natural gas is widely considered the bridge to take us from fossil fuel dependence to a clean energy future – but that bridge may be a lot shorter than anyone could have predicted. The International Energy Agency predicts power generation from renewable sources will exceed natural gas and be twice the contribution from nuclear energy globally by


Cheap Solar Home Systems Bringing Light, New Opportunities to Millions in Rural Bangladesh

December 30th, 2011 | by Andrew

Microfinance provider Grameen Shakti's efforts to bring affordable, distributed, clean and renewable solar PV electricity to rural Bangladeshis is proving a resounding success. Well over 500,000 of its Solar Home Systems are now up and running across rural Bangladesh, affording new opportunities to millions across the age spectrum, as well as significantly improving environmental and health and safety conditions.



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