Spotlight: Does PAYGO unlock energy access and financial inclusion?

January 30, 2018 in Hub-Blog

PAYGO does not pay for itself, but its role in expanding system affordability and energy access is crucial. Authors: Richa Goyal, Arne Jacobson, Robin Gravesteijn Solar home systems can be costly, especially for low income households. As a result, a majority of low income people have been unable to access ... (more...)

How does marketing unlock solar energy growth?

November 11, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Insights on motivations for purchase of solar off-grid energy services Authors: Richa Goyal (SERC), Arne Jacobson (SERC), Robin Gravesteijn (UNCDF) Four out of every five Ugandans lack access to grid electricity . This constrains their opportunities for work, education, or operating a business. Around ... (more...)

Off-Grid Energy Systems in Uganda: Exploring the Unmet Demand for Reliable Electricity

July 13, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Authors: Richa Goyal (SERC), Arne Jacobson (SERC), Byoung Hwa Hwang (UNCDF) “On July 27th, 2016, at 19:37 hours, there was a total blackout affecting electricity supply to the entire country following a technical failure at the Kiira, Nalubale and Bujagali hydropower dams.” Statements such as the ... (more...)