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20-Plus Million Bangladeshis Now Have Access to Clean, Affordable Home Solar
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Driven primarily by rapid deployment of small-scale, off-grid home solar PV-energy storage systems, access to electricity in Bangladesh has risen from 47% to ...

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Episcopalian, Methodist Churches Plow $60MM into Developing World Off-Grid Solar
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The Church Pension Fund and Wespath Benefits and Investments have invested $60 million ($30 million each) in Developing World Markets’ (DWM) landmark $60.8 ...

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Commissioning of Multi-Platform Solar-Storage Microgrid Under Way on Sardinia
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Designed and built by Electro Power System and partner FZSoNick for Sardinia's water management agency, the hybidized microgrid integrates concentrating solar ...

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MTN, Lumos Global Expect to Empower 1 Million Nigerians with Launch of Mobile Electricity Service
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The advent of off-grid, mobile pay-go household solar energy systems is producing amazing results in a growing range of Sub-Saharan nations. The MTN-Lumos ...

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USAID Adds Momentum to Sub-Saharan Off-Grid Solar with $4 Million of New SOGE Grant Awards
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USAID will award Scaling Off-Grid Energy Development Grand Challenge grants of up to $500,000 each to Sub-Saharan start-ups that demonstrate commercially ...

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Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap
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The first to be awarded funding from ElectriFi, pioneering renewable energy micro-utiliy Sigora International aims to expand the customer base of its pilot, ...

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Ugandan Off-Grid Solar, Low-Cost Internet Access Poised for a Growth Spurt
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Uganda's national off-grid solar and renewable power iniative brightens prospects for the economy, society and the environment. Entrepreneurial African solar ...

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Hybridized Maldives Microgrid Exceeds Expectations, Diesel Cuts 50 Percent Greater than Projected
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Two hybridized solar PV-energy storage microgrids commissioned by Electro Power Systems (EPS) are up and running in the Maldives, part and parcel of efforts to ...

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Off-Grid Solar-Storage Program Just Scratches the Surface of Navajo Nation Sustainable Energy Potential
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The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority has installed small-scale home solar PV-energy storage systems in 20,000 homes and counting. The sustainable energy drive ...

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2017 Incentives for Solar Panel Installation in the US
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First, any US home would likely benefit from installing 5kW worth of solar panels. Solar panels are typically 77 inches tall by 40 inches wide, and are around ...

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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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Twenty Megawatt Solar Microgrid Installed at the Shuanghu
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Renewable and hybrid microgrids are taking root and growing in remote areas worldwide, including at the ¨Roof the World.¨ Hefei, China-based Sungrow Power ...