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Better models of electricity access finance

Electrification models used to plan future energy systems have become increasingly sophisticated, but typically oversimplify the financial landscape. New research shows that more accurate accounting of the costs of capital significantly changes the least-cost pathway to providing electrification across sub-Saharan Africa.

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The author declares the following competing interest: employment and personal financial interest in New Sun Road, P.B.C., an enterprise providing services in electrification projects globally, including sub-Saharan Africa.

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Lee, J.T. Better models of electricity access finance. Nat Energy 7, 572–573 (2022).

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