Partners in Colorado and Rwanda Join Forces to Realize Rural Electrification

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Researchers at the University of Rwanda and Colorado State University's (CSU) Energy Institute have joined forces to create microgrids that will provide energy access to rural, off-grid communities in Rwanda and across Sub-Saharan Africa. Rwanda's government estimates that only 20 percent of the population has access to reliable, safe … [Read more...]

Nigeria Minigrids: “An Unparalleled” $9.2 Billion Business Opportunity

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A US$9.2 billion a year market opportunity for minigrids and home solar PV systems is expected to save Nigerian homes and businesses $4.4 billion per year in energy spending, as well as dramatically improve human and environmental health and safety, according to a market study produced by Nigeria's Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Rocky Mountain … [Read more...]

Global Facility On Mini-Grids: Accelerating Electricity Access for the Rural Poor

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The World Bank explains how mini-grids are accelerating electricity access for the rural poor and describes programs and funding to help. The World Bank will delve deeper into the topic at "Upscaling Mini Grids for Least Cost and Timely Access to Electricity Services," which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 23-27. About 1.2 billion people … [Read more...]