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White House National Security Council features OPIC delegation on progress in post-Ebola nations

“We wanted to bring international private investors to explore opportunities in priority sectors such as infrastructure, power, health care and education.  And, we wanted to send a positive signal to the rest of the world that, once again,... Read more...

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Electricity supply unreliable even for many grid-connected Africans

OPIC partner Nova Lumos makes home solar kits that are affordable and portable.   A new survey of electricity access across Africa shows the regions where energy poverty is most severe and also highlights the fact that many... Read more...

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OPIC achieves major milestone, surpassing its initial Power Africa commitment

Two years ago President Obama launched one of the most ambitious development initiatives of his Presidency and enlisted the support of OPIC in Power Africa, designed to bring more electricity to the hundreds of millions of people in Sub-... Read more...

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OPIC featured on State Department’s Dipnote Blog

A home lit at night by an off-grid power program in Nigeria.   “This year has been declared the “Year of Light.” It is easy to see why.” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield wrote in a recent post on the... Read more...

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On World Energy Day a look at one innovative OPIC partner that delivers solar power in a box

On World Energy Day, we feature a young girl in Nigeria who is able to do her homework after dark with the help of a solar light powered by Lumos, an OPIC partner that provides off-grid solar solutions to remote communities. With the support of... Read more...

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Ten facts and forecasts that illustrate the demand for renewable energy in the developing world

OPIC is an active participant this week in Secretary Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, focused on clean energy and energy efficiency in the developing world. As the forum kicked off on Oct. 20, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth... Read more...

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Featured photo: Photo of solar plant construction in Rwanda wins Power Africa photo contest

The winner of Power Africa’s Photo of the Year contest, this picture shows workers at the start of construction of Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt solar facility east of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. The clean power project is East Africa’s... Read more...

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ACEF: Unlocking the Potential for Clean, Renewable African Power

The 8.5 megawatt solar field east of Kigali, Rwanda was developed by Power Africa partner Gigawatt Global, thanks to catalytic early-stage funding from OPIC via the ACEF program. The facility opened in February 2015.   By Charlie... Read more...

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OPIC’s CEO gives keynote address at Powering Africa Summit

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield addressed Powering Africa, the first Power Africa Summit held in the United States, on Jan. 30, where she told a group of private sector and government officials from the United... Read more...

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Ahead of EnergyNet's Powering Africa Summit, a recap of the #PoweringAfrica Twitter chat

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