Access to electricity in remote and rural areas is necessary to combat poverty and meet the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Roughly 15% of the world’s population lives without electricity and many more with unreliable access. Off-grid renewable energy solutions are a cost-effective, environmentally-sustainable and scalable option to expand access to electricity to reach unconnected areas.
The business case to deploy off-grid renewable energy solutions (stand-alone and mini-grid systems) in rural areas has never been stronger. The big question is – How can we scale-up off-grid renewable energy deployment?
To tackle this question, IRENA is organising the third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conferencefrom 30 September to 1 October 2016, in Nairobi. IOREC 2016 will convene the key stakeholders from the off-grid sector, including the private sector, financiers, policy makers and development institutions, to share experiences and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative…
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