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Focus on Impact Award Winner: BMR Energy, LLC

OPIC’s work to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes. But one of the key ways is through investing in clean and reliable energy. Earlier this month OPIC recognized BMR Energy, LLC with an Impact Award... Read more...

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OPIC partner Lumos recognized in “transformational business” awards

Lumos home solar systems are portable and easy to install.   Nova Lumos, an OPIC partner that is introducing home solar systems in Nigeria, was recognized with a special commendation in Financial Times/International Financial... Read more...

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Why is the U.S.-India solar partnership historic? One foundation weighs in

“More than 300 million people in India – that’s a quarter of the Indian population, mostly rural poor – cannot turn on a light. What power they have for their homes and kitchens comes from kerosene, wood, coal and cow manure. This takes a huge... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Homework continues after the sun goes down

Two students in India continue working on their homework after the sun goes down with the use of Greenlight Planet’s portable solar light. OPIC provided a $5 million in financing to help Greenlight Planet introduce affordable solar... Read more...

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On Earth Day, some highlights of sustainable development around the world

  This week, we’ve focused on the projects we are supporting to advance sustainable development around the world, and the progress that is being made in making the most of the world’s resources. Some highlights: OPIC supports... Read more...

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Earth Day slideshow: How OPIC invests in our planet

Each year, Earth Day presents an opportunity to highlight both the challenges the earth is facing and some of the progress made in addressing these challenges. As a development finance institution that supports development in more than 100 countries... Read more...

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Developing countries play a vital role in the health of the earth

  Thirty-six years after the first Earth Day demonstrations, there is a growing understanding that as we work to build a healthier earth, we must consider the whole earth — from the major cities of our wealthy countries, to remote... Read more...

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SLIDESHOW: OPIC visits Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

Last month, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield led a delegation of American business leaders and CEOs on an investor tour of West Africa which included meetings with local governments, visits to OPIC-supported projects, and the opening... 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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Featured Photo: Partnering to expand access to off-grid power

(From left to right) Amitesh Sinha, CFO, Greenlight Planet; Anish Thakkar, CEO, Greenlight Planet; Loren Rodwin, Managing Director of Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, OPIC; and Thomas Vajda, Counsel General, U.S. Consulate in Mumbai at a... Read more...

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