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Featured Photo: Illuminating remote Indian villages with solar power

Children do their school homework under a solar light provided by Simpa Networks, a Seattle company and OPIC client that used OPIC financing to introduce affordable solar power technology in remote Indian villages. Last month Simpa... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Simpa Energy India Ltd.

A young boy in rural India does his homework by a cooling fan, powered by solar energy provided by Simpa.   When you expand access to energy, you expand access to opportunity. That was the founding premise of Simpa Energy India Ltd... Read more...

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Four data points showing five years of progress at OPIC

  OPIC’s 2014 annual report … in addition to highlighting full year results … offers some data on the Agency’s progress over the past five years. These include: Steady growth in OPIC’s total portfolio:    ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Littlefield on Earth Day, past, present and future

“Over the past year we have witnessed an unprecedented flow of industry and think tank data and research showing the increasing feasibility and attractiveness of renewable energy in developing nations, where most of the world’s population lives,”... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Investing in renewable energy sources in the Caribbean

                    In honor of Earth Day 2015, this week’s featured photo highlights wind turbines in the Dominican Republic. Built by the AIC Caribbean Fund, the... Read more...

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How OPIC supports the planet on Earth Day and year-round

OPIC has transformed its portfolio in recent years to support more sustainable development, from geothermal power in Kenya and solar power in Chile to wind power in Jamaica and new technologies to deliver off-grid power to rural populations in India... Read more...

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OPIC to play key role in new Caribbean clean energy program

OPIC, which has helped support several early-stage clean energy projects in Africa through a partnership with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the U.S. Department of State, will play a key role in a similar U.S. program designed... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing clean energy to Rwanda

  Rwandan workers inspect solar panels at Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt solar facility east of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, shortly before the solar field’s opening ceremony in February 2014. The clean power project is East Africa’s first... Read more...

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OPIC at a glance

From a growing commitment to renewable resources to support for American small businesses, learn more about some of our major accomplishments in this cheat sheet. 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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