Solar Panels | Economic Times 

05 APR 2017 | Quoting cumulative sales data compiled by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and Bangladesh's Infrastructure Development Company Ltd, the report— entitled "Decentralised Renewables: From Promise to Progress" and released on Tuesday by 'Power for All'—said India and Bangladesh account for 97 percent of solar home system and pico-PV adoption in South Asia. 

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Decentralized Energy: New year, new opportunities for distributed renewables
24 JAN 2016 | By Susie Wheeldon & William Brent
With the new year come new opportunities for decentralized energy around the world. From NGOs to utilities, government initiatives to investor-driven funds, established bases to new frontiers and across the technology spectrum, decentralized renewables and energy storage are entering 2017 on a high note.  

ESI Africa: Exclusive interview with Ify Malo, Nigeria campaign director for Power for All
18 OCT 2016 | With Ify Malo
“One opportunity we see currently is the huge investor interest in the renewable energy market in Nigeria. There is a significant uptick of renewable energy investments in the country, and it is clear that Nigeria is on the cusp of an energy revolution.”

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PRESS RELEASES

First of Kind Solar Pilot in Sierra Leone
01 DEC 2016 | Today the Sierra Leone Association for Microfinance Institutions and the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone  launched a pioneering household solar pilot project. The pilot—which will enable 1000 families to affordably purchase clean, safe home solar units.

Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria - Launched
24 NOV 2016 | Today industry leaders come together for the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) at the West African Power Industry Convention. The launch will be attended by guests from over 100 organizations working in, and supporting, the renewable energy sector in Nigeria.

100+ Partners Driving Power for All
12 OCT 2016 | Power for All, a global campaign to radically accelerate the adoption of renewable, decentralized energy solutions and eradicate energy poverty, announced today that it surpassed its pledge to recruit 100 civil society and private sector partners. 

Power for All Launches Call to Action for Development Banks to End Energy Poverty before 2030
14 APR 2016 | Power for All calls on development banks to integrate the energy access opportunity cost into their funding decisions and take steps to radically accelerate energy access for the 1+ billion people living without electricity.

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IN THE NEWS

Decentralized Energy: Decentralized renewable energy can unlock UN sustainability goal
20 APR 2017 | A United Nations goal to end energy poverty by 2030 can only be achieved by accelerating investment in decentralized renewable energy, according to campaign group Power for All, backed by analysis produced by the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at the University of California, Berkeley.

News Ghana: IDs 5 policies to end rural energy poverty in Africa
14 APR 2017 | A new report ranks the policy readiness of Sub-Saharan African countries to lift their people out of “energy poverty” and identifies for the first time 5 clear policy measures that national governments can take to achieve clean, affordable power for all before the UN target of 2030 (known as Sustainable Development Goal 7, or SDG7).

Photo: Practical Action

Photo: Practical Action

devex: Trump's proposed cuts to DOE cast shadow over clean energy solutions
13 APR 2017 | What now?” was the question Dr Jonathan Pershing, the former U.S. special envoy for climate change who now heads the environment program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, recently put to a room full of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

Earth Finds: POWER FOR ALL REPORT PINPOINTS POLICIES TO ACCELERATE ENERGY ACCESS
12 APR 2017 | A groundbreaking report recently released by Power for All identifies the five most important national energy policies needed to end electricity poverty for approximately 1 billion rural poor (mostly living in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia), and outlines the steps governments can take to implement those policies

Photo: Mathieu Young

Photo: Mathieu Young

Smart Cities Council: Report: End energy poverty faster with policies supporting distributed renewables
10 APR 2017 | A year ago, Power for All released a report that concluded ending energy poverty by 2030—the focus of UN Sustainable Development Goal 7—can only be achieved for the rural poor by accelerating investment in decentralized renewable energy. These solutions include mini-grids and rooftop solar.

Greentech Media: A Plan to Solve Energy Poverty With Distributed Renewables
07 APR 2017 | Putting an end to energy poverty is potentially within sight. Distributed renewable energy can deliver energy access to the billion-plus people around the world who lack it a lot faster than many people realize .

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