Shine connects you with research, tools and best practices to help you prioritize just, clean, distributed energy solutions initiatives focused on:


  • Reaching the hardest-to-reach communities
  • Incorporating the full participation of communities in developing locally-owned, affordable clean energy assets that improve and sustain their livelihoods
  • Empowering by women, indigenous persons, and racial and cultural minorities in their respective contexts
  • Respecting human rights and the environment while serving communities left behind by centralized, large-scale energy access initiatives.


Stay tuned for more resources!

Shining Voices For Energy Access

On December 10, 2019, stakeholders in the last mile solar energy distribution sector convened to spotlight energy access as a human right. The event marked the U.S. launch of The Global Distributors Collective’s (GDC) inaugural Last Mile Distribution: State of the Sector Report.


Transforming Energy Access, An Ecosystem Approach
Ashden | November 2020


Energizing Finance: Missing the Mark 2020
SEforALL | October 2020


Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2020
SEforALL | October 2020


Powering Health across Africa through COVID-19 and a Changing Climate
Rocky Mountain Institute | May 2020


New Nexus Approach to Powering Development
World Resources Institute | April 2020


A VIRTUOUS CYCLE? Reviewing the evidence on women’s empowerment and energy access, frameworks, metrics and methods
SETI + WinEED | March 2020


Opportunities for Climate Philanthropy Engagement in Africa
ClimateWorks Foundation | February 2020


Off-Grid Solar: Market Trends Report for 2020
GOGLA | February 2020


Energy Safety Nets
SEforAll | February 2020


Why Off-Grid Energy Matters
60 Decibels | February 2020


The Energy Progress Report 2019

SEforAll | May 2019


Last Mile Distribution: State of the Sector Report

Global Distributors Collective | Winter 2019


Breakthrough Batteries: Powering the Era of Clean Electrification

Rocky Mountain Institute


Flooded Future: Global Vulnerability To Sea Level Rise Worse Than Previously Understood

Climate Central


POWERING JOBS CENSUS 2019: The Energy Access Workforce

Power For All, Schneider Electric Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation


RISE AND SHINE: The Role of Indian Religious Institutions in Closing the Energy Access Gap

Bhumi Project, GreenFaith, Shine Campaign and EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting


TURNING ON THE LIGHTS: Transcending Energy Poverty Through the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Solar Sister


CLOSING THE CIRCUIT: Accelerating Clean Energy Investment in India

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan