Markets - 29/July/2021

Emerging markets gain from the digital evolution of energy

Technology start-ups in Africa are making use of the roll-out of mobile phone networks to bring digital innovation to remote areas through pay-as-you-go models for services that can increase prosperity. For the first time, smallholders can afford solar panels for electricity while others can sign on to thriving energy-as-a-service business models that do not require an initial capital outlay

Innovation is bringing electricity services to areas of the world almost unreachable by traditional wires

SOLAR APPEAL To attain a secure electricity supply communities are jumping straight to solar power

DIGITAL LESSONS The unique grid conditions of sub-Saharan Africa has lead to the development of monitoring systems that are highly innovative by Western standards

KEY QUOTE For many of those people, who are just trying to secure their livelihoods and their energy supplies, climate is not at the front of their mind. But the really interesting thing is that most purely business-driven decisions these days are actually very climate friendly ...

 

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