Access to energy and digital technologies ‘are basic human rights’

That’s the belief of Patricia Benchenna, Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Schneider Electric, who spoke as part of a panel debate at the company’s Innovation Summit in Barcelona

Global goals
Ensuring energy access for all by 2030 ‘needs more sustained efforts’

A new report suggests despite more people having access to electricity than ever before, the world is falling short of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

African energy gets £30 million UK aid boost

The finance aims to give people and companies across Africa improved access to affordable, clean electricity

BBOXX raises €6m in crowdfund for African energy access

The firm is using the money to install pay-as-you-go solar home systems across a number of countries

Off-grid home in Africa
BBOXX sells stake of solar energy-access business for $31m

The deal will enable the firm to bring electricity to 10 million people across Africa

UK announces £100m for African renewable energy access

The projects are expected to bring new and improved electricity to around 2.4m people each year

Africa tunes in to solar TV

Developer Azuri says the technology provides not just entertainment but also education and community bonding

Nigeria banks on solar energy access with renewable collaboration

Daystar Power is also to equip branches of the Nigerian Bank of Agriculture with solar panels

African energy access gets $1.6m boost

The money will be used to supply home lighting products to more than 7,000 off-grid customers in rural Zambia

Togo to go renewable with smart solar home systems

Clean utility BBOXX has delivered reliable energy access to more than 12,000 people in Togo this year alone