A team from Toyota Tsusho Corporation will this month visit Zambia to undertake feasibility studies for the establishment of an off-grid energy solution pilot project.

The draft of the solar energy policy prepared by the Goa energy developement agency (GEDA) is now open for suggestions and comments from the public and stakeholders. Goa is richly endowed with moderate climate and bright sunshine for almost 8-9 months a year for generating solar power.

This report presents a review of the experience of Sub-Saharan African countries in deploying concessions to increase both the level of electrification and the level of private investment in rural electrification from the 1990s until the present. The results have been mixed.

With close to 250 million Indians not connected to the discom grid or able to reliably access electricity, DRE-based minigrids are an effective solution to meet citizens’ electricity needs. Shakti supported Okapi Research and Advisory to identify solutions for integrating minigrids with the utility grid.

The new Rwanda Energy Group (REG) chief executive, Ron Weiss, has revealed that off-grid solutions forms part of his plans to deploy in order to achieve the 563MW target set for next year.

In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million people live without power.

Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies, says a new IRENA report.

In the race to electrify Africa, wealthy governments and donors are ignoring the cheapest ways to reach the continent’s most remote communities, according to a Dutch government report.

With the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the global community has committed to achieving universal electricity access by 2030. This study analyses the technology and investment requirements for achieving this target in Sub-Saharan Africa.

India has the world’s largest electricity access deficit followed by Nigeria and Ethiopia—and the 20 highest access-deficit

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