Énergies renouvelables : Sigora Haïti récipiendaire du prix meilleur projet en milieu rural de la Caraïbe

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This article was originally published at LE NOUVELLISTE   L’entreprise Sigora Haïti, filiale de Sigora International, a remporté, ce jeudi 19 octobre 2017, au 9e Forum caribéen sur les énergies renouvelables (CREF en anglais), qui se déroule au JW Marriott Marquis à Miami, le « Award » du meilleur projet…

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Solar Energy Storage Resilience: On the Ground in Haiti

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This article was originally published at SOLAR MAGAZINE   By Andrew Burger Online, television, radio and print news services are awash with reports of Hurricane Harvey and Irma’s devastating effects in Texas, Florida and neighboring southeastern U.S. states, and justifiably so. Attaining record-setting proportions and sustained wind speeds, Hurricane Irma…

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Haitian Solar PV Weathers Hurricane Irma

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This article was originally published in Renewable Energy World.   With the complete toll of Hurricane Irma beginning to reveal itself, renewable energy stakeholders take stock of lessons learned. Haiti-based micro-utility start-up Sigora Haiti is one such group. Holding a concession from the government of Haiti to be sole power provider to…

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Sigora Haiti restores full power in Jean Rabel and Môle-St-Nicolas following hurricane Irma

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This article was originally published at SUN CONNECT NEWS   Sigora Haiti has restored power to all of its 8,000 customers in Môle-St-Nicolas and Jean Rabel, in northwest Haiti following Hurricane Irma, which traversed Haiti’s northern coast in the early hours of Friday, September 8th. Sigora customers experienced less than 10…

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ANDY BINDEA – THE NEXT STEP IN OUR ENERGY EVOLUTION (PODCAST)

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Listen to the podcast at SOLARPLAZA.   “What we are trying to achieve with our technology is to create the entire system (software & hardware) stack that will allow for the proliferation of small micro-utility companies, developed from the perspective of being able to operate that utility from anywhere.” -…

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Sigora Haiti Sheds Light on the Energy Business in Frontier Markets

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This article was originally published at BREAKING ENERGY   Sigora Haiti, a subsidiary of Sigora International, is bringing renewable electricity to rural areas of Haiti that were previously left in the dark.  The company has plans to use its micro-utility platform to power the northwest region of the country with solar…

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How One US Startup Is Making Electrification a Bankable Business in Frontier Markets

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This article was originally published at GREENTECH MEDIA   Sigora International charts a path to profitably powering 136,000 people in Haiti. Photo Credit: Julia Pyper. Workers paint Sigora’s utility poles the color of Haiti’s flag.   There’s a reason why Sigora International, a startup headquartered in San Francisco, chose to…

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EU commits $2.5m to micro-utility Sigora Haiti

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This article was originally published at NEW ENERGY EVENTS   The European Commission‘s electrification financing initiative, ElectriFI, has made its first investment of US$2.5 million in clean energy micro-utility Sigora Haiti, supplying households, schools and small firms with electricity. ElectriFI received 290 proposals in response to its first call for investment in April 2016 before passing…

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Home » Community Microgrids » Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap Haiti Solar Micro-Utility Amps Up, 20x Expansion in Customer Base on Tap

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 This article was originally published at MICROGRID MEDIA By Andrew Burger Many more Haitians living in the island nation’s northwest stand to gain access to safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly solar-generated electricity in coming months. The first to be awarded funding from ElectriFi, pioneering renewable energy micro-utiliy Sigora International…

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Addressing Energy Poverty in Haiti

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This article was originally published at BORGEN MAGAZINE Addressing Energy Poverty in Haiti BY KRISTIN WESTAD ON JANUARY 24, 2017 WORLD NEWS SEATTLE — About 1.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity. In September of 2015, world leaders of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which featured 17…

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