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New Blog! Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here’s how.

The success of national vaccine distribution efforts depends on a functional cold chain. EAP’s Rob Fetter shared how solar can be a part of the solution in The Conversation.

March 22, 2021

PV Magazine: Machine learning: ‘New electricity’ enabling access

EAP research on using satellite and drone imagery to automatically detect solar PV panels featured in PV Magazine.

August 25, 2020

Energy Voice: Power in the time of a pandemic

In developing countries, unreliable energy access presents additional challenges in responses to COVID-19. EAP’s Rob Fetter told Energy Voice that off-grid solutions could be implemented relatively quickly to help address the issue.

July 13, 2020

You can’t fight pandemics without power

The piece addresses the importance of reliable electricity access for monitoring and treatment of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in sub-Saharan Africa.

June 5, 2020

Harnessing Data Analytics to Accelerate Energy Access: Reflections from a Duke-RTI Convening on Data for Development

This document presents a vision and summary of how development and scaling of new tools, and application of big data analysis principles, have the potential to transform energy systems planning, policy design and implementation, and investment decisions.

May 18, 2020

EAP receives Catalyst Grant!

Congratulations to the seven winners of the Nicholas Institute Catalyst Grants! We are delighted that this year’s winners includes EAP’s own Rob Fetter, who will be leading ‘Mapping Solar Photovoltaic Arrays Using Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles.’

May 15, 2020

Story+ Call for Applications

Consider applying to join the Energy Access Project’s Story+ project, Joining the electric circus: rural electrification and gender in the papers of Louisan Mamer!

January 10, 2020

Data+ Call for Applications

Consider applying to join the Energy Access Project’s Data+ project, Taking electrification on the road: Exploring the impact of the Electric Farm Equipment roadshow!

January 10, 2020

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 Productive Uses.
You can access the webinar slides and recordings below

December 2, 2019
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