Nearly a billion people remain trapped in energy poverty and must survive without access to electricity, relying instead on kerosene, diesel and other fossil fuels. Energy poverty marginalizes those affected, limiting their active role in society and their potential for study, work, and other pursuits. A brighter future is possible. Decentralized renewable energy (DRE), including mini-grids and home solar systems, directly engage energy impoverished individuals in creating their own power. From Bangladesh to Zimbabwe, energy poor consumers have proven by the millions that they can—and will—opt for DRE solutions when given the choice and with the right political and financial support in place. Our solution is to rapidly develop the ecosystem that enables this choice. By engaging governments, donors and the private sector, and leveraging consumer choice, 25x25 will create vibrant markets that can deliver universal energy access in a fraction of the time predicted, costing less than traditional approaches.
CalCEF Innovations DBA New Energy Nexus (NEX)website: https://www.newenergynexus.com/
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