Cracking part of the off-grid puzzle through technological innovation

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The business case for off-grid renewables as a means to expand rural electricity access continues to grow steadily, as a result of steady cost reductions and technological innovation. Yet the deployment of either mini-grid or stand-alone solutions will depend also on stable policies and regulations, along with dedicated funds and de-risking instruments for renewables. Such were the key findings of the third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) held in Nairobi, Kenya in autumn 2016.

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