Access to energy can help communities increase the productivity of their labor, earn more income, use household time more efficiently and enhance access to health, education and water.
More than a billion people around the world still lack access to electricity; millions more receive poor and inadequate supplies.
More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity; 71 million in Kenya and Tanzania alone.
Access to electricity is recognized as fundamental to development, and many efforts are under way across developing countries to scale up access, both in terms of providing basic supply and enablin
In 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a goal to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022—five times higher than the previous target.
The City of Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka is making progress on rooftop solar PV installations, mainly through its utility implemented net-metering program.
Renewable energy (RE) is growing worldwide, with a six-fold increase in non-hydro renewables over the last decade from 85 to 657 gigawatts (GW).
An increasingly important actor on India’s urban scene could help the country reach its ambitious goal of 40 gigawatts (GW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022.
Renewable energy is growing worldwide, with a six-fold increase in non-hydro renewables over the last decade from 85 to 657 gigawatts (GW).
Few people realize the important role water plays in our daily energy use, or the energy required to heat, treat, and supply water.