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Advisory News

NextBillion publishes the results of the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab’s first protoptype

In a NextBillion article, CrossBoundary team members Gabriel Davies, Matt Tilleard, Erika Lovin, and Charlene Mburu write about the exciting results from the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab’s first prototype – reducing tariffs for mini-grid customers. CrossBoundary is an implementing partners for USAIDs Feed the Future Kenya Investment Mechanisim (KIM). Over the next 5 years, KIM will mobilize $400M into key sectors...

Charles Eberly: Using private capital to drive economic development in under served markets

At the Annenberg Retreat, our Clean Power Advisory Lead, Charles Eberly, discussed using private capital to drive economic development in underserved markets. Kupanda Capital, Expectation State, The Rockefeller Foundation, World Vision USA, Mercy Corps, FINCA DRC, Faysal Bank, Overseas Development Institute, Global Innovation Fund, UNAIDS, CARE USA, US Institute of Peace and Save the Children US, were there.

Nature featured the work of CrossBoundary’s Mini-Grid innovation Lab on Scaling innovation

In April 2018, the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab was launched by The Rockefeller Foundation and CrossBoundary. Working with partners across Africa, and supported by Duke University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the lab will test business solutions for mini-grids based in Africa to find the most cost-effective and scalable solutions. 

Charles Eberly, our Clean Power – Global Coverage Lead discussed investing trends in solar

Charles Eberly, our Clean Power - Global Coverage Lead, presented on a panel with Christopher Clarke, Inspired Evolution, Anders Hauch, Frontier Energy and Orli Arav, EMFin Advisory. Jonathan Berman, Fieldstone Africa moderated the session. The panel covered a range of issues including alternative energy in 2018, investment trends in solar power and how they fit into wider strategy targeting off-grid...