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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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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Moun yo swaf Kouran / “People are thirsty for power”

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This article was originally published at ENERGY ACCESS PRACTITIONER NETWORK By: Drew Lebowitz, Operations Director, Sigora Haiti   The road that winds down to Môle-Saint-Nicolas is a deserted track, littered with cactus, scrub brush and rocks. Amidst one of Haiti’s most sparsely populated provinces, its dramatic and secluded bay is set…

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Fighting Energy Poverty With Renewables And Sustainable Economics In Haiti And Beyond

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This article was originally published in FORBES: There have been many aid programs designed to bring electricity to off-grid communities in Haiti, but once funding for a project runs out, then what? Without ongoing capital for maintenance and repairs, the infrastructure wears out and communities are left where they started.…

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BUILDING BETTER: WHY DECENTRALIZED ENERGY INCREASES RESILIENCE

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This article was originally published at POWER FOR ALL   By Joe Rafalowicz The need to develop disaster resilience is now core to development programs working with the poor. When it comes to electricity access, centralized energy grids are often the first to fail when a disaster hits – they are vulnerable…

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