The Role of Microfinance in Energy Access Changing Roles, Changing Paradigms and Future Potential
Presenter: Sebastian Groh and Hardley Taylor
| This paper provides a concise theoretical overview of projects linking microfinance and energy access and tracks both sectors for signals of a transition process where roles and paradigms appear to be changing from both sides of the equation; a shift away from solar home systems to both smaller portable systems as well as more elaborate service offers through different mini-grid schemes from both international donors, as well as the demands of the end- users themselves. The paper concludes with an estimation of future potential, and microfinance’s dynamic role in addressing energy poverty
Sebastian Groh and Hardley Taylor: Micro Perspective for Decentralized Energy (MES) 2015, Bangalore, India.