Innovative light tech lands £600k of new funding

Deciwatt aims to help improve energy access around the world using its NowLight, which allows its user to generate electricity by pulling on a cord

World Bank grants $7.6m for renewable energy in Nepal

The project aims to address the barriers to private sector participation in the mini grid sector for renewables

UK’s PACT with Colombia to improve energy access

Around three million people in Colombia have no access to electricity

Africa’s solar TVs get bigger and better

Azuri has unveiled a new 32-inch version of its sun-powered TV for off-grid households

IEA: Only four out of 38 clean technologies on track to meet sustainability goals

Most technologies will not meet the climate, energy access and air pollution targets under its Sustainable Development Scenario

African nation Togo renewable with $4m funding

The Government of Togo’s energy access initiative has received a $4 million (£2.9m) funding boost from a local bank. Union Togolaise de Banque (UTB) will provide the finance to utility BBOXX as part of the ‘CIZO’ initiative, which aims to bring renewable electricity to more than two million of the country’s people by 2022. The […]

Investment platform beams up $50m for energy access

An investment platform aims to scale up energy access in the developing world, starting with a $50 million (£35.4m) investment in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The BEAM platform, created by private equity firm Bamboo Capital Partners and utility BBOXX, will provide equity for distributed energy service companies and catalyse further funding. In turn, these businesses […]

IEA: $31bn a year needed for universal energy access by 2030

Providing universal energy access by 2030 would require an investment of $31 billion (£23.6bn) a year. That’s equivalent to less than 2% of global energy investment, with a majority of it needed for sub-Saharan Africa and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). It reveals the most cost-effective strategy for achieving it in developing […]

Small island states call for clean energy co-operation

Small island developing states (SIDS) have called for increased international co-operation to tackle climate change and implement renewables. Ministers and senior officials representing 30 countries and organisations from across the world met in the Maldives earlier this month to strengthen global efforts in these areas. They suggested clean energy provides a cost-effective way for island […]

Nissan gives energy access electric boost

Nissan has announced three new projects to improve energy access, boost low carbon mobility and help disaster relief efforts. The carmaker says it aims to use electric batteries to create a cleaner, safer, fairer future for the 1.3 billion people around the world living in communities where power generation and access to electricity is heavily […]