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Developers, donors, and customers are increasingly interested in the potential for microgrids to provide power to hundreds of millions of people who lack it. The Energy Access Project and partners test business model interventions to unlock that potential.
This brief provides a snapshot of the relevant demand-stimulating lessons learned in the off-grid space as well as those that have been pursued by governments and utilities in the past.
Energy Access Project is excited to welcome its newest member Rajah Saparapa as a Policy Associate!
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After a joint convening between Duke’s Energy Access Project and Oxfam, researchers and practitioners have compiled the most pressing and understudied questions that address the complex relationship between electricity access, productive end uses of electricity, and local economic development.
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 terrain.
How can Puerto Ricans increase grid reliability on their island? That’s the question our team of five students has been tackling this year for our master’s project at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, with guidance from faculty mentors Betsy Albright and Lori Bennear.
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 dissemination.
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 activities.