Although Africa has enormous energy resources, more than half of the continent’s population do not have any access to electricity and generation is often unable to meet the demand of those who do. Growth and poverty reduction will be constrained if this deficit continues.

A funding round of $25 million was recently raised by Off-Grid Electric to grow its African micro-solar leasing efforts.

A transformation of power grids towards reliance on mainly renewable energy sources has begun. But the course of this transition is sure to vary depending on local conditions.

Power ministry working on framework to encourage people to go off grid

This draft solar policy released by Delhi government's advisory body Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) recommends generation of 1,000 MW solar power for the national capital by 2020. It is proposed to double it to 2 GW during the next five years (by 2025) 

The recent renewable energy roadmap released by WWF-India and World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) for the Palakkad District shows that it is both feasible and practical for the district to meet 50 per cent of its energy demand with renewable sources by 2030.

India's solar power potential estimated at 749 GW while the tapped solar power output is still under one percent

Government of Gujarat announced new solar policy to increase the solar power production in the state. The Energy and Petrochemicals Department presented the ‘Gujarat Solar Power Policy-2015’, the second solar power policy by the Government, the first one was given in 2009.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Africa released its power and utilities sector survey 2015 recently.

In order to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel based generation, it is essential to explore all possible alternative sources of generation.