Third Generation Photovoltaics for Universal Access

Madrid, Spain, 15 November 2016 - The ACCIONA Microenergia foundation, together with experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Spain, went to Salta (Argentina) to debate about the option of the third generation photovoltaics for the universal access to energy, in a workshop held by Energetica, Alimentaris foundation and SolRural, with the collaboration of the World Bank and the ESMAP programme. READ MORE

Credits: Russell Watkins, DFID Credits: Russell Watkins, DFID

Women and Sustainable Energy, Stakeholder consultation

The Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) is inviting you to a stakeholder consultation meeting to be organised in Brussels on December 7th (pm)- 8th, 2016, in view of launching a Call for proposals on 'Women and Sustainable Energy'. READ MORE

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Le financement des énergies renouvelables à Madagascar mis en vedette

Antananarivo, 10 novembre 2016 - Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre de la Nouvelle Politique de l’Energie (NPE), le Ministère chargé de l’Energie a lancé le défi d’accélérer l’accès à l’électricité de la population pour soutenir et appuyer les initiatives READ MORE

Credits: Aquion Energy Credits: Aquion Energy

Africa Rural Electrification to Power-Up this Month at 3rd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2016 in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 7 November 2016 - The 3rd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2016 will convene this month on November 28-29 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. READ MORE

IEA: Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal. The IEA says in a new report that last year, renewables accounted for more than half of the increase in power capacity. The report says half a million solar panels were installed every day last year around the world. READ MORE

ABB launches flexible “plug and play” microgrid solution to boost use of renewables

Zurich, Switzerland, October 10, 2016 – ABB today announced a modular and scalable “plug and play” microgrid solution to address the globally growing demand for flexible technology in the developing market for distributed power generation. The cost-efficient, containerized solution is relevant for mature and emerging countries and will help maximize the use of renewable energy sources while reducing dependence on fossil fuels used by generator sets. READ MORE

RECP Finance Catalyst now operational

Accessing suitable sources of funding remains a key challenge for privately developed renewable energy (RE) projects in African markets. In order to address this issue, our partner, the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP), has launched its Finance Catalyst service. READ MORE

d.light Raises Over $22 Million to Expand PayGo Business into New Off-Grid Solar Markets

September 21, 2016, San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India – d.light today announced it has secured $22.5 million in financing to grow its PayGo business globally and support its mission of providing solar energy solutions for households and small businesses around the world, transforming the way off-grid families use and pay for power. The company raised $15 million in Series D equity from KawiSafi Ventures Fund, Energy Access Ventures, Omidyar Network and NewQuest Capital Partners. Debt funding of $2.5 million was also raised through SunFunder. READ MORE

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