Uganda’s off-grid solar expansion programme has been granted $500,000 (about Shs 1.9 billion) by the US government-funded initiative, Power Africa Uganda Accelerator.

The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme on the sidelines of the Bank’s

Access to daily hours of grid electricity is strongly associated with people’s subjective satisfaction with power supply. But users of off-grid solar power are less sensitive to the number of hours available.

This report examines the challenge of bringing power to over one billion people who live without electricity, mostly in remote, rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Under a business-as-usual scenario, almost 700 million people will still be without access to electricity in 2030, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Pakistan can increase its energy security, improve energy access, and spur social and economic development with renewable energy. Renewables Readiness Assessment: Pakistan identifies key actions to accelerate renewable energy deployment.

The European Investment Bank announced on Monday $25 million in financing intended to strengthen energy access in Africa with the use of off-grid solar systems, in conjunction with d.light design,

The Rocky Mountain Institute and Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency have partnered to reduce the costs of energy generated from mini-grids.

Projects completed under Power Africa have brought electricity to more than 50 million people

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the last decade (2008-2017) in trilingual tables. Renewable power generation capacity is measured as the maximum net generating capacity of power plants and other installations that use renewable energy sources to produce electricity. For most countries and technologies, the data reflects the capacity installed and connected at the end of the calendar year.

India has the potential for a large-scale energy transition, i.e. the rapid transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. The country has set for itself ambitious renewable energy targets, with government policy intending to achieve 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022.

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