Solar Policy
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Solar Helps Save Lives, Brighten Prospects in Rural Myanmar
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A village solar energy storage microgrid is helping save lives in rural Myanmar. Some 15,000 people living in Myanmar’s central Dry Zone are bitten by venomous ...

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Trends In South Australian Solar Industry 2017
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South Australia continues to lead other Australian states and territories in the uptake and installation of both small scale 'rooftop' solar panels systems ...

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Solar DC Microgrid Brings Electricity, Light to 800-Year Old Himalayan Village
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Solar energy-fueled DC microgrids are being installed in remote Himalayan villages that date back 800 years or more in India’s Ladakh state, bringing ...

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Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa
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Off-grid renewable energy solutions can provide an estimated 60 percent of the additional generation needed to achieve universal access to reliable ...

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Standing Rock Entrepreneurs Embracing Solar Energy While Preparing For Long Fight With Trump Administration
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Standing Rock Protesters Are Now Equipped by Native American Solar Entrepreneurs At the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Henry Red ...

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How Multilateral Development Banks Can Embrace Decentralized Solar
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The Executive Summary from ‘Decentralized Renewables: The Fast Track Track To Universal Energy Access,’ is republished with permission from PowerForAll. ...

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Scaling up Minigrids in India: Connecting the dots
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The Prime Minister of India has been saying that electricity will be brought to all villages by 2018 with power available 24×7 to all households by the year ...

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Solar + Storage + Autounomous Electric Vehicles = The Real Monopoly Utility Killer
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The bulk power system we’ve relied on for the last century is remarkably inefficient.  Due to waste heat and transmission losses, less than 30% of energy ...

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Mobile Phone Adoption In Africa Can Provide Tools, Demand, and Lessons for Off-Grid Electrification
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Hundreds of millions of phones (and smartphones) have been activated in Africa. But the aspiration of portable and renewable off-Grid solutions for all ...

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Solar Kiosk Turns a Sleepy Kenyan Village Into An Urban Center
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After decades of failed initiatives to extend electricity access, over 600 million people in Africa still do not have access to electricity. With current ...

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Africa And The Policy Push For Solar Mini-Grid Growth
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In Africa’s quest for power sufficiency, there is a vehicle, a driver and the passengers. With the private sector/investor’s interest being the driver, ...

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Conclusion and Policy Implications for Pico-Scale Storage Development in Sub Saharan Africa
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Below is the conclusion from 'The emerging market for pico-scale solar PV systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: From donor-supported niches toward market-based rural ...