Energising Development (EnDev) is one of the largest on-the-ground technical assistance programmes for energy access in the world. At present, EnDev is striving to further develop and structure its learning and innovation agenda with the intention of sharing its outcomes with the wider SDG7 community. The aim is that this shared knowledge can lead to both a higher pace of implementation and increased impact of the EnDev programme. The results shared can also inform similar initiatives in the field. EnDev just published this report. The Executive Summary states: "Productive Use of Energy (PUE) is not a new topic but is receiving an increasing amount of attention. It is considered the main priority for energy access in emerging countries, specifically in rural settings. Multiple factors support the use of energy for productive uses, such as increased energy access, payment models like Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO), technological innovation and lower costs for solar technologies and appliances".

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  • Author EnDev
  • Publication Date Friday, 05 March 2021

GOGLA and its partner have published the "Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data". It shows how the COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted economic activities of mini grid developers. Throughout the supply chain from manufacturing to last mile distribution, companies in the off-grid solar sector are experiencing varying degrees of vulnerability and disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more, download the report…

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  • Author GOGLA
  • Publication Date Thursday, 15 October 2020

Every year ARENA publishes its "Annual review of employment in renewables" among other annual reports. The 2020 edition is now available. It provides the latest available estimates of renewable energy employment and continues to refine and improve data and methodologies. Global numbers are based on a wide range of studies. Those studies apply varying methodologies to information of varying detail and quality.

It is to be noticed that employment in renewable energy worldwide was estimated at 11.5 million in 2019, up from 11 million in 2018. Women hold 32% of these jobs. Then, the solar PV industry retains the top spot, with 33% of the total renewable energy workforce. Another point is that building the skills base necessary to support the ongoing global energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables requires more vocational training, stronger curricula, more teacher training and expanded use of information and communications technology for remote learning. Finally, the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the importance of strong policy frameworks for renewables to achieve social, economic and environmental objectives.

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  • Author IRENA
  • Publication Date Wednesday, 30 September 2020

With this report, the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) is opening the door to a new era in the minigrid sector. This report shows how minigrid companies are rapidly reducing costs and are already significantly cheaper on a per connection basis in rural areas than their state utility counterparts. We also show the immense need to support regulatory streamlining across Africa, without which, achieving universal access in a timely manner will not be possible.

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  • Author AMDA
  • Publication Date Tuesday, 15 September 2020

This State of the Global Mini-grids Market Report 2020 aims to raise awareness about mini-grids, mobilizing investments in the mini-grid sector and serving as a benchmark to measure progress in the sector for decision-makers. It provides the latest updates on the global mini-grids market and highlights key trends in the industry that, together, can stand as the definitive
source of information for stakeholders. The authors of this report were commissioned to conduct the research between October 2019 and April 2020 and produce the report on behalf of the Mini-Grids Partnership (MGP).

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  • Author BloombergNEF
  • Publication Date Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Decibels 60, spun out from Acumen, and its partners, published this report in Feb 2020. This is an impact report rooted in the voice of the customer. Here you will find data drawn from almost 35,000 interviews of customers served by 49 off-grid energy companies. These companies work across 17 countries, from as far west as Haiti and as far east as India. The most represented region is sub-Saharan Africa, where the off-grid energy sector is largest and arguably most dynamic, followed by South Asia. https://60decibels.com


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  • Author 60 Decibels
  • Publication Date Saturday, 01 February 2020
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