Energy Access Project
Developing solutions to energy policy and market challenges in emerging economies
Nearly 1 billion people lack basic electricity, and billions more lack access to the reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy systems that form the backbone of job creation, growth, and improved social well-being.
The Energy Access Project at Duke focuses on building knowledge and networks to inform key decision-making related to energy poverty. It brings world-class researchers to bear on the highest priority questions of the day and supports policy-makers, project developers, investors, civil society, and impacted communities in driving energy system development and transformation.
As governments put in place incentives to scale up mini-grid deployment, our team has reviewed 20 mini-grid programs in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to pull out some initial lessons.
The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) provides funding to students that will spend their summer conducting internships with companies and non-profits, or supporting Duke faculty-led research projects. Students should submit proposals for projects in...