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Technology and new business models boost electricity access

November 10, 2017

More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report

A new IEA report found the number of people with no access to electricity fell to 1.1bn in 2016 down from 1.7bn in 2000. New technology and business models have been significant factors behind this progress—and clean energies and off-grid connections will account for a greater share of new connections in the future.

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