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New Project: Catalyzing Climate Finance for Low Carbon AgTech

In partnership with the Shell Foundation and RMI, our latest project explores how investors and policymakers can overcome barriers to channeling climate finance to small AgTech businesses.

November 19, 2021

Listen now! Balancing Competition & Subsidy: Mini-Grid Incentives Programs in Africa Webinar

What can we learn from countries trying to scale mini-grid deployment? In this webinar, hear early lessons from Africa in the latest report from the Energy Access Project at Duke, “Balancing Competition and Subsidy: Mini-grid Incentive Programs in Africa.” EAP’s Jonathan Phillips and Victoria Plutshack led the discussion with a host of experts in the field.

February 22, 2021

New Blog! Lessons from the proliferating mini-grid incentive programs in Africa

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.

December 17, 2020

New Report! Business model innovations for utility and mini-grid integration: Insights from the Utilities 2.0 initiative in Uganda

As a wave of decentralised renewable energy (DRE) technologies and business models are changing the energy service delivery landscape, this new Energy Insight focuses on the opportunities for distribution utilities and mini-grid developers to collaborate.

December 15, 2020

Students Gain Experience with Energy Challenges in Emerging Markets Through Competition

The 7th annual Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition was held at Duke University as part of Duke Energy Week. The winning team of the case competition went home with a $10,000 check.

November 13, 2019

Winter Forum 2019: All Systems Go!

This Winter Forum put students in the center of solving global energy poverty with support from the Energy Access Project. Students were asked to take the lead in creating a masterplan for rural electrification for the imaginary country of Wodala. Teams had to negotiate competing stakeholder interests, consider country-specific context, and build a plan that would appeal to a panel of international financiers!

January 8, 2019

Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition

Congratulations to 2019 Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition winners! On Nov. 5, a dozen student teams from across the United States and overseas came to Duke University for the finals of the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition to pitch solutions to Aspire Power Solutions, a startup company deploying hybrid solar systems in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, to try to make electricity more reliable, affordable, and cleaner for businesses and residents.

November 6, 2018
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