Jul 15, 2014
This article was originally published in Solar Business Focus on 14 July, 2014.
By Evan Scandling, Sunlabob Renewable Energy
June proved be a month for drumming up much-needed attention for renewable energy in Southeast Asia. The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) regional hub for Asia-Pacific was launched by the United Nations and partners, and within a week the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference was hosted in the region for the first time.
Despite the recent headlines and events, for those who look at the statistics, it has never been a secret that Southeast Asia holds massive potential for renewable energy growth, particularly in the form of decentralized solutions.
An estimated 130 million people in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region still live without access to centralized grid electricity. Considering that many of those people live in remote, isolated communities – such as one of Indonesia’s 18,000 different islands or in inaccessible areas...Read more