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Hardest-to-Reach: Unlocking Clean Energy Investments for Those Living Beyond the Grid

What Will it Take to Reach the Unelectrified?

Approximately 789 million people live without access to energy today. Grid extension and off-grid solar solutions will reach many of them over the next decade. However, roughly 215 million people will be left behind because they live in risky or remote areas where investors have been unwilling to go.

Climate investors have an unprecedented opportunity to avert greenhouse gas emissions while decarbonizing the future of these economies and providing low-income communities a pathway out of poverty. But with all of the challenges facing hard-to-reach markets, it’s abundantly clear that a traditional investment approach is insufficient.

 

 

ENERGY IS POWER

Our investments are accelerating energy solutions across the globe and building sustainable models to bring clean energy to millions of low-income people.

Acumen’s Energy Insights

LIGHTING THE WAY: ROADMAP TO EXITS IN OFF-GRID ENERGY

This report identifies the most viable pathways to exit, so investors and other stakeholders can recycle capital into new pioneering companies.

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ACCELERATING ENERGY ACCESS: THE ROLE OF PATIENT CAPITAL

Using lean data, this report explores how an infusion of equity and grants in off-grid solar startups can help to bridge the pioneer energy investment gap.

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ACUMEN ENERGY IMPACT REPORT

Energy lights up homes and powers communities and businesses. For the last 10 years, Acumen has invested to bring energy to the people living off the grid.

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