Switching On Finance for Off-Grid Energy
With support from the Wallace Global Fund (WGF), The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship partnered with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) to assess the landscape of efforts to bring clean, affordable, and distributed energy to the energy poor in East and Southern Africa.
The report explores the issues and opportunities related to the financing of off-grid energy provision in Africa, primarily focusing on the provision of small home systems for individual households or through village microgrids. The report was based on:
Initial desk research and literature review, including interviews with WWF country offices
Interviews with key stakeholders, spanning international NGOs, impact investors and energy access enterprises
Round table discussions with more than 100 industry experts
A two page case study about SNV's RBF for Pico-Solar project is included in the report.