An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past

An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past

An off-grid energy future requires learning from the past The more things change, the more they stay the same. EAP's latest in the Brookings Future Development blog explores the electrification experiences of seven countries, their program costs and the subsidies...
New Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1

New Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1

New Publication: Lessons for Modernizing Energy Access Finance, Part 1 Countries facing electricity access challenges today have more options and potential electrification pathways than ever before, but the initial cost of connecting new rural customers remains an...
Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves?

Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves?

< Back to SETI Media Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves? For years, the global development community has struggled over the problem of dirty burning cookstoves. These are typically rudimentary stoves that burn wood or other biomass — and in the process emit...
New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access

New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access

New Data and Technologies are Transforming Energy Access Technologies like geospatial imagery, machine learning and affordable batteries are generating ever more innovative ways to target customers with off-grid energy solutions. But according to analysts at the Duke...
Ayooluwa Balogun: Energy Access in the City

Ayooluwa Balogun: Energy Access in the City

Ayooluwa Balogun: Energy Access in the City I came into my summer internship at Aspire Power Solutions with a birds-eye view of the energy access problem. I had just finished a Bass connections class focused on the energy access landscape in Zambia. The Bass...
Energy in Emerging Markets Career Trek in Washington, DC

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Trek in Washington, DC

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Trek Washington, DC The Duke Energy Access Project (EAP) is organizing a career trek for a limited number of students to Washington DC, from January 23rd to 24th 2020 focused on energy in emerging markets. Students will spend two days...
The Energy Access Dividend

The Energy Access Dividend

Quantifying the benefits of accelerated access and increased reliability in Honduras and Haiti The Energy Access Dividend The Energy Access Project at Duke in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and Sustainable Energy For All, have developed an...
Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses

Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on Productive Uses

EAP's team members Jonathan Phillips, Rob Fetter and Rajah Saparapa presented their research on the True Cost of Solar Tariffs in East Africa to the Community of Champions. The webinar was organized by GOGLA on the Socioeconomic Benefits of Off-Grid Solar: Focus on...
Data for Development: Using Data Analytics to Accelerate Energy Access

Data for Development: Using Data Analytics to Accelerate Energy Access

Duke University | RTI International Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30am – 2:00pm 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington D.C. The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) and RTI International cordially invite you attend the convening Data for Development:...
Improving Electricity Access Through Microgrids in Africa

Improving Electricity Access Through Microgrids in Africa

Improving Electricity Access Through Microgrids in Africa Duke University is partnering with CrossBoundary LLC, the Rockefeller Foundation, and leading microgrid providers in East Africa to identify and evaluate interventions to improve the economic sustainability of...
Powering Health Care

Powering Health Care

Electrification and rural health care Powering Health Care Energy Access Project Energy Access, Coping Costs, and Patient Outcomes in Uganda Health Clinics Although electricity is critical for high-quality health care—providing fundamental services like lighting,...
Alex Weck: Engineering Solutions

Alex Weck: Engineering Solutions

Alex Weck spent the summer of 2018 in rural Indonesia as an energy engineering intern with Institut Bisnis dan Ekonomi Kerakyatan (IBEKA). His internship was funded, in part, by an Energy Access Project program that sponsors student work via internships or research...
Podcast: A Small Green Idea to Power Rural Nepal

Podcast: A Small Green Idea to Power Rural Nepal

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult...
Solar Equipment Import Tariffs and Off-Grid Electrification

Solar Equipment Import Tariffs and Off-Grid Electrification

Clarifying trade-offs between tariffs and distributed solar sales Solar Equipment Import Tariffs and Off-Grid Electrification Duke researchers are partnering with leading solar home system companies in East Africa to understand price sensitivity of...
Solar Equipment Import Tariffs and Off-Grid Electrification

Import Tariffs – New Publication!

Researchers from Duke Energy Access Project have analyzed the price sensitivity of bottom of the pyramid consumers in East Africa, establishing the negative impacts of high solar import tariffs for solar...
Benin Off Grid Energy Access Incentives

Benin Off Grid Energy Access Incentives

Matching economic growth with infrastructure development Benin Off Grid Energy Access Incentives Only about 41% of the population of Benin had access to electricity as of 2016. In rural areas, where just over half of Benin’s population live, access was only about 18%....
Optimizing Policy to Accelerate Access in Ethiopia

Optimizing Policy to Accelerate Access in Ethiopia

Evaluating tariff reform, private sector participation, energy audits and smart meters Optimizing Policy to Accelerate Access in Ethiopia The Ethiopian government has set a goal of 100% electricity access through both on and off grid solutions by 2025. This...
Can Household Biogas Deliver Sustainable Development?

Can Household Biogas Deliver Sustainable Development?

Robyn Meeks and collaborators offer new evidence on household biogas systems which suggests that biogas use reduces collect firewood and time spent collecting fuel, reducing pressure on forest stocks and shifting household time allocation towards higher value...
SETI: Call for Papers

SETI: Call for Papers

Apply now! Spring Meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) May 15-17, 2019 University of Talca, Santiago, Chile Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2019 via the submission form, linked here. We are very pleased to announce that the fourth...
Electrification and Employment in India

Electrification and Employment in India

What makes electrification “work” in some places and not in others? Electrification and Employment in India Energy Access Project What connects smallholder farmers in the semi-arid tracts of northwest India to the oil and gas barons of Texas and Oklahoma? A little...
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