Access to electricity is taken for granted in most high-income countries. It is easy to forget how vital a reliable power source is to ensuring access to health. In the world’s poorest regions, where the electricity network is patchy at best, and often non-existent, entire hospitals run on costly and polluting diesel generators – a solution that
Could a self-funded company hit the market and be successful? This is the very inspiring story of Headline Solar Past articles of Silicon Valley Insider have focused on sustainability and clean energy companies finishing up their Series A-E financing rounds, often
Energy, whether it be in regard to poverty or transition, is essential to human life and society, naturally putting it at the forefront of the news. The United Nations launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2012 (SE4 all); in
Innovation and Community-Shared Solar Power Are Key to Reducing Energy Poverty in Developed Grid Contexts Since 2012, every year 100 million people have gained access to electricity, most for the first time. With the cheapest energy in 60 countries coming from
Can you imagine a life without power? Turn on the light and nothing happens. Twist the thermostat up, well actually there is no thermostat. For 1.6 billion people, this isn’t an outage or a bad dream. It’s a way of life.
A Closer Look at Solar for Life's Role Editor’s Note: This is the seventh piece in a collaborative series on the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here. Goal 7, to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for
Globally, there are 1.2 billion people without access to electricity. This staggering figure evades most of us, but it is the face of an unfortunate reality -- energy poverty. Electricity needs to be affordable, sustainable, and available to all, a