In a recent article by the Washington Post titled "India joins rush to renewables, but its rural solar systems fall off grid", the tone suggests that India's efforts in harnessing solar energy, particularly through mini-grids, might be falling short. This perspective, while highlighting certain challenges, overlooks the broader picture and does not provide a comprehensive depiction of the adoption of mini-grid solar technology in India.
The 7th Mini-grid Action Learning Event (ALE), held in Nairobi, for the first time in two years brought together key mini-grid sector stakeholders—including governments, developers, international and local financial institutions and financiers, productive use equipment suppliers, and associations—with the goal of accelerating the deployment of mini-grids to help achieve universal access to electricity.
Power for All organized a collaborative meeting among advocates of Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) at the Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands (MILLs) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting aimed to bring together development and implementing partners and foundations working within the PURE space, to join forces on addressing obstructs and capacity needs to activate the PURE market potential in Ethiopia.
Power for All recently launched the ‘Powering Jobs Census 2022: The Energy Access Workforce’ report which compiles employment data from a comprehensive survey conducted across five countries and provides evidence of the potential of decentralized renewables to help achieve both United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 8.
Young people looking to join the Energy space in Africa struggle to find internship opportunities to gain work experience that is often a prerequisite to enter into the job market. They also struggle to pay for certification programs, another entry barrier into the industry.
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