November Mini-Grid News


‘Renewables mini grids need good policy frameworks’

“CSU Energy Institute researchers work to broaden access to electricity in rural Rwanda”

Our tweet:

Reading now: @ColoradoStateU, the University of Rwanda & #energy startup @MeshPower are working to reach #Rwanda‘s 100% electrification goal by 2024 through a large-scale rural #microgrids project. Full article:  #SDG7 #EnergyAccess #minigrids


“EDF launches the first French microgrid demonstrator operational in Singapore”

Our tweet:

.@EDFofficiel, @enedis & the Nanyang Technological University in #Singapore have launched the #Microgrid for Affordable & Sustainable Electricity in Remote Areas (MASERA) project, & developed an innovative #minigrid prototype (details in photo!). Read more 


“Solar Power Jobs Campaign Aims to Provide Education, Training for 4.5 Million”

Our tweet: .@Power4All2025‘s Powering Jobs campaign highlights the “shortage of entrepreneurs & job-ready workers needed to meet the growing demand for home #solar, #minigrids & other distributed #RenewableEnergy solutions” in #Asia/#Africa. Read more:  #SDG7 x #SDG8

*There’s lots on Powering Jobs and how w/ growing demand of things like microgrids need to be met w/ more jobs


“Millions of dollars in initiatives announced for energy sector during Singapore International Energy Week”

Our tweet: Major clean #energy investments are being announced at #Singapore International Energy Week, including the $20M Exploiting Distributed Generation (EDGE) program, which will work towards grant-making & tech development in #microgrid design & more. via 


“To Ladakh with love”

Our tweet: .@GHE_Connect, working for sustainable rural development by providing clean #energy to remote areas, has installed 411 #microgrids that are locally-owned & maintained & power 700+ homes. Read more about their incredible, community-driven #minigrids work: 

*Probably my favorite article I’ve read all of fall – really unique and inspiring.


“100-Megawatt Armonia Microgrid Project Sets Palau On Course to Meet 45%-by-2025 Renewable Energy Goal Five Years Ahead of Schedule”

Our tweet: Reading now: More on @ENGIEgroup‘s 100MW #solar #microgrid in #Palau, set to be the world’s largest, which will enable the country to meet its goal of 45% #RenewableEnergy 5 yrs ahead of schedule & reduce #electricity costs to their lowest in its history: 


“School Microgrids Create Stability for Children in Puerto Rico”

Our tweet: .@RockyMtnInst & @SavetheChildren installed renewable #microgrids at schools in #PuertoRico after #HurricaneMaria ravaged its power grid, allowing children to return to school & providing power reliability to previously #offgrid/resource-constrained areas. 


“Solar Emerges As Top New Microgrid Energy Source”

Our tweet: According to a new study, the global #microgid market is set to reach a value of USD$30.9 billion by 2027, and #solar will lead the way as the top #energy source for #minigrids. Read more:  #SDGs #SDG7 #energyaccess