All Press Releases

#PoweringJobs Launched to Build Energy Access Workforce

Global campaign to create employment-ready workforce to scale distributed renewable energy solutions in emerging economies in Asia and Africa; women and youth are key focus for millions of expected jobs.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/poweringjobs-launched-build-energy-access-workforce

Power for All Helps Accelerate Rates of Electrification to End Energy Poverty in South West Nigeria

Power for All, a global advocacy campaign for distributed renewable energy (DRE) is helping policymakers, faith-based institutions, civil society organizations and trade associations in the South West region to use renewable energy solutions to accelerate the rate of electrification and end energy poverty in the region.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-power-all-helps-accelerate-rates-of-electrification-end-energy-poverty-southwest-nigeria

Policymakers in Nigeria’s South South Region Benefit From Workshop on Decentralized Renewable Energy

CALABAR, June 18th, 2018—Power for All, a global advocacy campaign for distributed renewable energy (DRE), conducted two workshops for policymakers, faith-based institutions, civil society organizations and trade associations in the South-South region of Nigeria on how to use DRE solutions to accelerate the rate of electrification and end energy poverty in the region.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-policymakers-nigerias-south-south-region-benefit-workshop-decentralized-renewable-energy

Kerosene-replacement Workshops Find Broad Support in Nigeria Regions

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 23, 2018—Power for All, a global advocacy campaign for distributed renewable energy (DRE), has concluded two workshops in the North-Central and South-East regions of Nigeria on phasing out inefficient lighting such as kerosene lamps, and enabling a transition to the use of clean, distributed lighting solutions.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-kerosene-replacement-workshops-find-broad-support-nigeria-regions-power-all

Kickoff of DRE Task Force

ABUJA, February 15, 2018—A Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Taskforce to accelerate modern energy access initiatives was launched today by a coalition of partners.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-kickoff-dre-task-force-power-all

Major India Player Azure Enters Mini-grid Market for Last-mile Electrification

The NYSE-traded company, which has a portfolio of over 1.6 GW in 22 states, unveils M-Power, its new business focused on bringing power to rural households across India, and is the latest major energy company to enter the mini-grid sector

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/major-india-player-azure-enters-mini-grid-market-last-mile-electrification

Power For All Partner Oolu​ Completes​ ​Series​ ​A​ ​Fundraising​ ​to​ ​Expand​ ​its​ ​Work​ ​in​ ​West​ ​Africa

Oolu, a Senegal-based Y Combinator start-up and one of the fastest-growing solar companies in Africa, announced the successful completion of a US$3.2 million round of equity investment. This Series A funding follows its seed round in 2015, and will support Oolu’s continued growth as it seeks to address the energy needs of the more than 150 million people who live without access to electricity in West Africa.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/power-all-partner-oolu-completes-series-fundraising-expand-its-work-west-africa

Solar Sister Joins Power for All Campaign

Solar Sister, the world’s first women-led social enterprise eradicating energy poverty at scale by investing in women as clean energy entrepreneurs and leaders, has joined the Power for All campaign.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-solar-sister-joins-power-all-campaign

Power for All Report Pinpoints Policies to Accelerate Energy Access for 1 Billion Rural Poor

April 4, 2017—A groundbreaking report released today 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, in particular the integration of decentralized renewable (also known as distributed or “off-grid”) solutions into energy infrastructure planning and build-out.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-power-all-report-pinpoints-policies-accelerate-energy-access-1-billion-rural-poor

Sierra Leone Makes Bold Commitments to Universal Energy Access

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 22, 2017—The Sierra Leone Government, civil society and private sector joined forces today in a Call to Action on energy access. At the event, attended by the Energy Minister and leading civil society and private sector representatives, each group made powerful commitments to undertake activities that will accelerate the growth of the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) market—vital for reaching 6 million people living in energy poverty.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/new-release-sierra-leone-makes-bold-commitments-universal-energy-access

Nigeria Launches Call to Action for DRE

The Government of Nigeria, civil society and private sector joined forces last week in a Call to Action on energy access. At the event, attended by Federal Ministry of Power Permanent Secretary, Engineer Louis Edozien, a range of companies, civil society organizations and the rural electrification agency made powerful commitments to undertake activities that will accelerate the growth of the distributed renewable energy (DRE) market—vital for reaching Nigeria’s unelectrified population, which has grown from 44 million to 75 million since 1990 (SE4ALL, 2015).

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-nigeria-launches-call-action-dre

Deutsche Bank joins Power for All campaign

Deutsche Bank AG, which recently received Green Climate Fund (GCF) financial support to launch a $3.5 billion debt fund for decentralized renewable energy, has joined the Power for All campaign.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-deutsche-bank-joins-power-all-campaign

Solar Road Show Brings the Energy Revolution to People Across Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, December 21, 2016—A series of solar fairs and activities were held across the country last week, and will continue in 2017. The “Solar Road Show” was held to raise awareness of the power of decentralized solar energy as part of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-solar-road-show-brings-energy-revolution-people-across-sierra-leone

First-of-Kind Solar Pilot in Sierra Leone

Microfinance institutions and renewable energy companies unite to launch first-of-its-kind household solar pilot

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-first-kind-solar-pilot-sierra-leone

News Release: Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria - Launched

Lagos, Nov. 24, 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.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-renewable-energy-association-nigeria-launched

News Release: Community and Civil Society Organizations join the quest to bring clean power to Sierra Leone

Freetown, Nov. 22, 2016 -- Today, community and civil society organizations came together to support the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, and join the quest to bring clean solar power to all by 2025.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-community-and-civil-society-organizations-join-quest-bring-clean-power-sierra-leone

News Release: Sierra Leone Reports Progress with "Energy Revolution" Campaign

Freetown, Oct 28, 2016 -- The Government of Sierra Leone today provided an update on the progress of its Energy Revolution initiative to supply basic power to all of its citizens by 2025.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-sierra-leone-reports-progress-energy-revolution-campaign

100+ Partners Driving Power for All

London, Oct. 12, 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. The achievement signifies the increasingly important role that rooftop solar and renewable energy micro-grids will have in achieving universal energy access before 2030.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/100-partners-driving-power-all

News Release: LOCAL Banks explore ways to support the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution

22 SEPTEMBER 2016: Today, representatives from all commercial banks and micro-finance institutions in Sierra Leone join officials from the government and members of the Renewable Energy Association in a workshop to establish ways the financial sector can help to catalyze the household solar market to accelerate energy access.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-local-banks-explore-ways-support-sierra-leone-energy-revolution

News Release: Powering Energy Access

21 SEPTEMBER 2016: Today, 25 media houses join a workshop to learn about decentralized solar technologies and how they will help to bring clean, modern energy services to millions of people across Sierra Leone.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-powering-energy-access

News Release: Power for All Releases New Framework for Accelerating Energy Access

Lusaka, May 25, 2016 -- At the African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meeting today, Power for All released a new framework for achieving universal energy access before 2030, which outlines specific actions multilateral development banks (MDBs) can and should take to expedite delivery of electricity to the 1.1 billion people living without access to modern energy services. The framework, which was previewed at the World Bank Spring Meetings in April, is contained in a report titled “Decentralized Energy: the Fast-Track to Universal Energy Access”.

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-power-all-releases-new-framework-accelerating-energy-access

News Release: Development Bank Call to Action

Power for All Launches Call to Action for Development Banks to End Energy Poverty before 2030

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/news-release-development-bank-call-action

First-of-Its-Kind Energy Access Research Project Launched

We are excited to announce a new partnership between Power for All and the the University of California, Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL)—an energy research and international deployment center— to build a Platform for Energy Access Knowledge (PEAK).

https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/first-aeuraeur-its-aeuraeurkind-energy-access-research-project-launched