East Africa: An emerging microgrid hub

Microgrid development: The new Energizing Finance report by Sustainable Energy for All showed that in the 20 countries with the largest unelectrified populations, only 1% of all electricity investment in 2013 – 2014 went to decentralized energy solutions. Given the International Energy Agency’s prediction that more than 40% of the unelectrified population will be reached by small-scale microgrids, this lack of investment represents a critical hurdle to providing electricity to the 1.2 billion people without electricity access by 2030.

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