Energy for Growth Hub
Multimedia May 17, 2023

Coffee Break Briefing with Teal Emery: Solar Can’t Scale in the Dark

Future of Energy Tech

The IFC’s Scaling Solar program set out to be a one-stop shop to build utility-scale solar capacity, starting with Zambia. In the eight years since, Scaling Solar has projects in Senegal and Uzbekistan, but failed to scale.

We released a new report, “Solar Can’t Scale in the Dark,” by Hub Fellow Teal Emery, that examines lessons about subsidies and transparency from Scaling Solar Zambia.

Our Coffee Break Briefing features Teal and Katie, who discuss Teal’s analysis of the Scaling Solar program and how the IFC can reignite progress toward clean, affordable energy.