SIMA Commits $1 Million to Renewvia Energy for Solar Microgrid Development in Rural Kenya

The impact financing group Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA) has committed $1 million in funding to the global solar developer Renewvia Energy to bring more solar microgrids to rural Kenya. With the new funding, Renewvia Energy plans to provide over 7,500 new East African individuals and local businesses with renewable … [Read more...]

New Solar Microgrid To Be Developed in Castañer, Puerto Rico 

An initiative led by PathStone and The Solar Foundation has selected Castañer, Puerto Rico, as the location for a new solar microgrid.  The small, rural community of Castañer was chosen from a group of nine candidates to receive funding from the Puerto Rican Solar Business Accelerator, which is backed by the United States Economic … [Read more...]

Local Energy Will Be the Big Play for 2015

Microgrids, community solar, rooftop solar, LEDs, smart thermostats, electric vehicles are capturing the collective imagination. Why? They are all local energy. They give communities, households and businesses the ability to manipulate their energy in ways they cannot under the old central grid model. We can save it with LEDs, green it with … [Read more...]