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Connecting Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids

West Africa’s coastal country Sierra Leone has a rural electrification rate of approximately 5.3%, one of the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa. The country’s rural population is heavily reliant on unsustainable and unaffordable sources of energy such as disposable batteries, kerosene and candles to light their homes and supply energy to their electric devices. To make […]

EWEC Forecasts Halving CO2 Emissions from Water and Electricity Production by 2025

Solar mini-grids can get electricity to more Africans but regulators need to help

Of the oft-quoted 600 million Africans living without electricity across the continent, it is estimated about 150 million of them live within range of their local public grids but are still not connected. The challenge is that as populations have grown particularly in rural areas, governments have not prioritized spending the hundreds of millions of […]

EWEC Forecasts Halving CO2 Emissions from Water and Electricity Production by 2025

SOLAR MINI-GRIDS SET TO PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL ELECTRICITY ACCESS WITH RIGHT POLICY SUPPORT

BNEF and SEforALL research for the Mini-Grids Partnership identified 5,544 installed mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and small island nations, with some in Latin America. The estimated cost of electricity is $0.49-0.68/kWh for isolated solar hybrid mini-grids for productive-use customers and households. 111 million households could be served by mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and small […]

KSTAR to complete 600kwp rooftop PV project in Melaka, Malaysia

Move underway to purchase power from solar mini-grids to save investors

The government has initiated a move to purchase electricity from solar mini-grid power projects to save investors from financial losses they have been suffering for the expansion of the national grid in off-grid project areas. According to official sources, the Power Division has recently made a decision in this regard and sent a proposal to […]

Energy Policy: Supporting Low Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific