| March 2017 | Designing Energy Markets of the Future
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Designing Energy Markets of the Future

The decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector has helped 100 million people gain access to clean energy, saved billions of dollars for families living under the poverty line, and improved health, welfare and education––and it has done so with only limited planning and policy support. So what would success look like with more support, and which policies would make the most difference? Our March newsletter explores the findings of a Power for All DRE company survey on the most effective levers for market growth. In this article, learn which actions practitioners think would turbo charge energy access »

Twitter announcement: Panel of experts at the Africa Energy Indaba


A panel of experts joined Power for All at the Africa Energy Indaba to highlight how distributed renewables can go "further, faster". In these short clips, learn some of the policy steps Powerhive, D.Capital Partners, The Sun Exchange, and SteamaCo believe will improve the energy future for millions of Africans. Watch the videos »

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India: National Access Target Good; National DRE Better; State DRE Best

National energy access targets are great. Targets with a plan for reaching them: exponentially better. India has set world-leading goals, and specific DRE policies, yet that is only part of the story. Learn why India's energy access leadership is heading in the right direction, but still has more refining to do. Read the article »

Johanna Diecker, Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

In Conversation with... Johanna Diecker, GOGLA

Tariff and tax exemptions for DRE are vital for market growth, and help bridge the affordability barrier which has hampered energy access for decades. In this interview, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association's enabling environment lead explains how exemptions can reduce the customer cost of distributed solar by 40 percent, and make or break a market. Listen to the Q&A »

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Insider Insight:
Rafiki Power

The International Energy Agency has advised that 480 million people currently living without electricity will be best served by mini-grids. But how can we unlock this huge potential? Sebastian Reiger of Rafiki Power explains how regulation, licensing, and standards are vital to scale, and why 2017 is the year we need to get them right. Check out the interview »

Dipal Barua, co-founder of the Grameen Bank, founder of IDCOL-partner Grameen Shakti, and winner of the first ever Zayed Future Energy Prize

Bangladesh: IDCOL 2.0

Having powered 4.5 million homes, IDCOL is the largest rural solar program in the world. Dipal Barua, co-founder of the Grameen Bank, founder of IDCOL-partner Grameen Shakti, and winner of the first ever Zayed Future Energy Prize, shares his insights from the initiative––what works, what doesn't, and how 'IDCOL 2.0' could mean a 100 percent renewable energy future. Learn more »

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Campaign Update

March sees Power for All and partners launch a global Call to Action. From Harare to San Francisco––and everywhere in between––see the events and actions that will build momentum to the 22 March Call to Action launch, SEforALL Forum, and beyond. Check out what's coming up, and find out how you can get involved »

Exemption from import duties allows us to pass along lower costs to customers and make products more affordable

DRE Company Survey, 2017
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