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Entire village in Malawi to receive solar in pilot project

It is hoped 100% solar home system installation–with householders able to buy, or lease on a PAYG basis–will offer a template for installation in remote communities across Africa.

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Pay-as-you-go offer for offgrid solar, pay TV in Africa

Bboxx rents out offgrid PV systems and TVs to rural villagers across Africa. Customers can buy electricity under a mobile-based pay-as-you-go model.

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PV relief for sub-Saharan Africa amid Covid-19 pandemic

Solar support is on the way for businesses and communities struggling to cope as the coronavirus outbreak ripples across the continent.

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Congolese president makes off-grid renewables pledge

Félix Tshisekedi reportedly said he wants to use standalone energy units, such as solar home systems, to bring electricity to at least 21 million people in the next nine years.

Financing African projects remains a struggle

Innoenergy’s recent conference in Berlin repeated the argument financing renewable energy projects in Africa remains a struggle, however it also showcased some hopeful case studies.

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Bboxx secures $8 million loan to boost Rwanda operations

The off-grid solar system supplier has received the finance in Rwandan francs to mitigate currency risk and expand operations in its biggest market.

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Bboxx presents new micro-grid solution in Togo

The “next-generation” utility has presented a micro-grid at a Togolese village. The concept can be reproduced and power schools, small businesses and homes alike. Even an internet connection is part of the project. Despite the World Bank and other institutions reaching out to provide capital for electricity supply, Germany-based Mobisol GmbH is currently in self-administered insolvency proceedings.

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EDP keeps investing in off-grid solar

Just a day after announcing its entry in the off-grid solar business in Bangladesh, the Portuguese utility agreed to acquire a minority stake in Mozambique’s SolarWorks, a start-up providing pay-as-you-go off-grid PV solutions.

Kenyans embrace d.light’s D30 Pay-Go solution

Since launching in October 2016, off-grid solar solution supplier d.light has sold over 120,000 units of its D30 Pay-Go home system. Most of the sales were made in East Africa, with the Kenyan market accounting for the majority of sales.

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Azuri to roll out PayGo Solar to 20,000 Nigerian households

The British provider of the pay-as-you-go off-grid solar system has commenced the installation of its home systems across Nigeria, with the aid of the country’s Niger Delta Power Holding Company.

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