Bisanti villagers in Nigeria appreciating first time access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity through the solar mini grid system. Photo credit: Simi Vijay Photography©/for the…

Sunita Chikkatur Dubey, Ashish Shrestha |

Evaluating the optimal way to expand electricity access across a country is difficult, especially in countries where energy related data is scarce and not centralized. Geospatial plans informing…

Dimitris Mentis, Chiara Odetta Rogate, Yann Tanvez |

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Amit Jain |

Last week [[tweetable]]Zambia set a new price record for utility-scale solar-generated energy in Africa[[/tweetable]] with the support of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Scaling Solar initiative. The…

Gevorg Sargsyan |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

Riddle us this. In what country are... 450 million ceiling fans already in use, 40 million new ones sold every year? 350 million fluorescent tube lights already in use, 10 million new sold every…

Ashok Sarkar, Amit Jain |

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, leaders are not hiding their concerns about the commodities downturn. Government representatives express their…

Paulo de Sa |

When you ask young people from developing countries what they want for their country, they often say opportunity. The next generation wants jobs and knowledge; they want to be connected to the…

Anita Marangoly George |

“Nightlights.io is a path-breaking platform that will transform the way the world solves the global challenge of energy availability. The tool will help us... provide energy solutions... to people…

Kwawu Mensan Gaba, Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño |

Also available in: Arabic | French | Spanish Rows of solar panel at a thermo-solar power plant in Morocco. (Photo: Dana Smillie / World Bank)Over the past several years much has been written about…

Sameh Mobarek |