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Pay-As-You-Go Transactions in Off-Grid Solar Top $41M in Late 2016

Greentech Media reports on the latest edition of the GOGLA/IFC off-grid solar market report.

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Dear Critics: Here’s Why the Off-grid Energy Industry Needs Impact Investment

We read with interest Ceniarth’s reasoning for reducing their exposure to the venture-backed solar home...

Investing in off-grid renewables in the developing world: what you need to know

At the Paris climate talks last December, governments agreed to work towards limiting global warming...

Africa unplugged - Small-scale solar power is surging ahead

Off-grid solar is spreading at an electrifying pace. An industry that barely existed a few...

Solar Lighting Has Eliminated 20 Million Kerosene Lanterns

Solar-powered lanterns equipped with LEDs have eliminated more than 20 million traditional lighting sources, primarily...

Africa's portable solar revolution is thwarting thieves

More secure supplies of electricity are helping to spawn new industries in rural Africa by...

Affordable Solar Schemes Light Way to Energy for All in Zimbabwe

Innovative ways to pay for solar power systems could make clean energy affordable for many of Zimbabwe's...

How can developing countries reach 100% renewables? – the debate

Investment in renewable energy was higher in the world’s poorest countries than the richest ones for the...

CEO Explains How to Launch a Technology Start-Up in Tanzania - And Raise $48m in Funding

Whilst many start-ups have a strong vision of using technology to drive positive social change,...

Investors' neglect of small-scale renewables threatens universal energy access

From east Africa to India, finance for off-grid clean energy projects offers a wealth of...

Off-grid solar lighting could add 2m jobs to developing nations, finds Berkeley Lab

A researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has studied the impact of...

Meet Africa's off-grid entrepreneurs

Solar power, mobile money, even drones - Africa's entrepreneurs don't lack creative ways to circumvent...

Powering Africa

Off-grid, small-scale solar is doing what the grid cannot and powering Africa.

The industry in Africa...

Unless investors see light on solar, poor women will still give birth in the dark

A US and Tanzania-based solar finance company is aiming to lower investment risks and bring...

Report: global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015

31 GOGLA member companies sold over 4 million off-grid solar devices in the second half...

GOGLA: Second quarter of 2015 saw 4 million solar products sold to emerging markets

More than half of the 4 million solar products sold by member companies in the...

Stepping into the light: financing solar power in developing countries

Living in rural Africa often means intermittent electricity supply, or none at all. With the...

Can 'pay as you glow' solve Malawi's power crisis?

Two months ago, Bill Gates reminded us of a stunning bit of information. The amount of electricity per...

Could a Solar Giveaway in Kenya Destroy the Country’s Burgeoning Off-Grid Solar Market?

SkyPower’s plan to hand out millions of free solar kits could do more harm than...

Regional trio top market for off-grid

Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia are Africa’s largest markets for off- grid energy solutions.

This is according...

Reports: Off-Grid Solar Will Reach 99 Million Households By 2020; Consumers To Spend $4.7 Billion Annually On Off-Grid Appliances

It’s been a big week for reports that will be useful to those working to...

M-Kopa Solar secures $19 million equity investment

The U.S. startup and provider of pay-as-you-go solar energy in Africa secures funding from Generation...

Off Grid Electric has raised a US$25 million funding round, enabling it to expand to a second market, Rwanda.

The US$25 million investment round includes investors DBL Investors, Zouk Capital, Vulcan Capital and SolarCity...

Private and Public Funds Continue Flowing Into Off-Grid Power Projects

Financing for off-grid renewable energy companies continues to grow. Last month, DBL Partners led a $25...

Africa: Off-grid lighting industry has room to grow

The off-grid lighting and household electrification sector will help light up close to 100 million...

Off-grid solar market worth $300 million annually

The off-grid solar market now represents US$300 million annually, with more than 13 million products...

Off-grid solar power is gathering steam in Africa, what's next?

For years solar seemed like a potential solution for millions without access to electricity in...