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Solar Power Microgrids Transform Lives in Asia

Despite more than 90 percent of households in Cambodia and 96 percent in the Philippines having electricity, hundreds of thousands of people in these countries still lack access to it. High costs further limit usage among those who are connected. However, entrepreneurs are now developing innovative solar solutions to provide affordable electricity in these and other countries where millions lack access to energy. Rural Communities Struggle with Electricity Access Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Yet, over 700 million people worldwide still lack access to electricity. In the…
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Richard Hartung, an Impact Entrepreneur correspondent, is an advisor, writer, investor and volunteer board member focused on sustainability. He is the co-founder of Asia Sustainability Angels, serves on boards of non-profits including Solar Washington and the Centre for a Responsible Future, and writes about sustainability for Wealth & Society as ... Read more
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