Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Abstract

The 21st century has seen cars go driverless and virtual reality become a reality—yet one fact remains: one in seven people still do not have access to electricity.1 In an age where more people have access to mobile phones than toilets,2 electricity has become as vital a necessity as clean water. To address this issue, social enterprises such as M-KOPA and Sunlabob have pioneered efforts to provide renewable energy for off-grid communities, and yielded innovative energy alternatives and financing solutions. Southeast Asia, however, remains a largely untapped market, with approximately 19 per cent of its population still without access to consistent electricity.3

Discipline

Asian Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Science and Technology Studies

Publication

Social Space

ISSN/ISBN

1793-7809

Publisher/Conference

Singapore Management University

Copyright Owner and License

Singapore Management University

Additional URL

https://socialspacemag.org/magazines/

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