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How innovative payment systems are helping Zambians electrify their lives

ReadyPay customer Steven Miyoba shows the solar panel on his roof, on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia
For just a few Kwacha a day, subsistence farmers in rural Zambia can pay off solar lighting and phone charging systems supplied by VITALITE Zambia and Fenix International – two of four companies providing clean and reliable off-grid energy solutions through the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, supported by the Swedish Government. 
 

Solar Milk Cooling in Bangladesh: Off-grid clean energy solutions for rural milk collection centres

PRAN, one of Bangladesh' largest food processing companies, has in recent years set up a network of dairy hubs and village milk collection centres to help them source milk from small farmers and to provide those farmers with a steady source of income. The network has been highly successful; however, chilling the milk while it waits for collection is expensive and carbon-intensive, as power cuts average over 6 hours a day and diesel generators need to be used as back-up for the chillers. REEEP supported Enerplus, a small international consultancy company, to set up a pilot project with PRAN to equip the milk collection centres with clean energy technology. The results of this pilot, and the plans for a scale-up covering PRAN's entire dairy hub network, can be found in this brochure.

PFAN Investment Forum in Singapore Puts Climate and Clean Energy Projects in Asia in the Spotlight

Ten climate and clean energy entrepreneurs pitched for a total of over USD 31 million of investment to an audience of close to 90 investors at the 8th annual Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing, organised in Singapore by the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) on February 2nd. PFAN selected these ten projects from a total of 74 proposals, received from 12 countries in Asia.

SWITCH Africa Green Close Out Event Highlights Project Successes

On Thursday, 18 January 2018, the REEEP and SANEDI Teams hosted a Close Out Event to mark the end of the EU-funded SWITCH Africa Green project “Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production in Agriculture and Integrated Waste Management” at the Kleinkaap Hotel in Pretoria. Working in collaboration with UNEP, UNDP and UNOPS, REEEP provided training programmes and direct capacity building activities to 150 MSMEs in the South African agricultural sector, to support them in introducing clean energy solutions into their daily operations.

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