January 2019 | Crystal Ball Issue

Top trends for energy access in 2019
2019 offers a range of tantalizing, pivotal possibilities for the distributed renewable energy sector. Power for All takes a look into our crystal ball and makes its annual predictions for some of the top trends to watch in the coming months. Read more »

In Conversation: Ben Attia, Analyst

The head of off-grid energy for advisory firm Wood Mackenzie makes his predictions for 2019 as well, including an increased role for strategics, an "identity crisis" for the sector, and perhaps less private capital. Listen »

Research Summary: DRC Mini-Grid Market

Home to 80 million people, the Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest and fourth most populated country in Africa, but also the least electrified. SEforALL Africa hub in conjunction with the African Development Bank published a market assessment as part of the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Programme (GMG MDP) document series. Here we highlight the key messages. More »

Research Summary: Mind The Pioneer Gap

Despite an increase in investment for distributed renewable companies over the past 5 years, most of it went to a handful of companies and 93% say they are still trapped in a "Pioneer Gap" between seed and commercial capital. More patient capital is needed. This is according to a recent report from campaign partner Acumen. Read »
Campaign Updates

The Distributed Renewable Energy Data Network gets busy, Utilities 2.0 progresses in Uganda, and Powering Jobs focus groups are held in India, Kenya and Nigeria. Keep up to date»

"With their ever-improving cost and performance metrics, we can expect to see renewables increasingly deployed to provide power to communities and regions that have long been left in the dark."

- James Ellsmoor, Solar Head of State, 2019
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