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  • Reaching Scale in Access to Energy

    Reaching Scale in Access to Energy

    posted in Energy by admin

    What can be learned from the early successes of solar lanterns distributors? Will Pay-as-you-Go be the 'silver bullet' of solar home systems? Is there a commercially sustainable model for clean energy microgrids? Why are improved cook stoves not scaling as fast as solar lanterns? What is the business potential for solar irrigation pumps?

    The energy access landscape has been moving rapidly in the past few years: new technologies, emerging leaders, Pay-as-you-Go, momentum for renewables, etc.

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    03 07, 17
  • Solar power brings new life to Gwanda, Zimbabwe

    Solar power brings new life to Gwanda, Zimbabwe

    posted in Energy by admin

    Leslie lives in the small village of Sibhula in the Gwanda district of Zimbabwe. Gwanda is the driest district, with very little rainfall. Most of Leslie’s community rely on farming to earn an income and to feed their families but the lack of rainfall has had a devastating impact.

    Members of the community manage a community garden which is big enough to provide food for everyone and to sell produce at market. Yet, the severe lack of water means they have often watched their crops fail, year after year.

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    30 01, 17