Tuesday
February 26
2019

New Frontiers in Renewable Energy

Just five years ago, many viewed the renewable energy sector in emerging markets as the domain of CSR projects and small-scale investments – interesting endeavors perhaps, but nowhere near impactful. That dynamic is changing – fast. Incumbent energy companies are pouring billions into expanding the grid, impact investors are helping startups reach long-underserved customers, and industry players ranging from telecoms to banks are developing new technologies and business models that seek to leverage the sector’s momentum. This series will highlight the innovators, disruptors and intrepid analysts who are pioneering the new world of energy in emerging markets. Would you like to share your insights or highlight an intriguing new model (or an ongoing challenge)? Email seander@umich.edu to pitch your idea.

 

Photo credit: UN Women