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Solar Panel Maintenance Poses Unforeseen Challenge in Developing World Electrification

December 24, 2014 by Adam Hashian

Solar Panel Maintenance in the Developing World

It would be an affordable and practical solution for new electrical generation installations in developing nations to be fueled by low-carbon sources. But there are many challenges with solar electrification, including installation and maintenance, infrastructure, and financing.[read more]


What Does 'Energy Access' Even Mean Anyway?

November 24, 2014 by Patricia Levi

Energy for Human Development

What does it mean for a household or business in a developing country to have electricity access? This apparently simple question has a complex and contested answer. How electricity access is defined has important implications for what types of interventions planners design for future electrification progress.[read more]

IEA's Roadmap for Low-Carbon Electrification in a "Golden Age" of Gas

June 9, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

Last month the International Energy Agency released its latest Energy Technology Perspectives, a technology roadmap extending out to mid-century, with a major focus on the increasing electrification of global energy against a backdrop of climate change.[read more]