CrossBoundary Mini-Grid Innovation Lab


The CrossBoundary Mini-Grid Innovation Lab partners with 18 private sector mini-grid developers across Africa to identify, test, and scale tariff reductions to unlock economic development opportunities for customers.

Investing in Impact

P4G has invested $97,960 in this partnership. 

The partnership’s research has found that by providing electricity at lower tariffs, more people can consume more energy giving developers the same or increased revenue. By trialing tariff reductions on mini-grids at scale, the partnership aims to prove the case for subsidies supporting efficient solar generation through mini-grids. Ultimately, it expects to generate a market for mini-grids, growing the number of mini-grid developers on the continent and reducing the number of Africans left without electricity access. 


Electrifying Africa with Mini-Grids




Countries of Operation

Kenya ,

Partnership Community of Learning

The District Energy in Cities Initiative
Renewable Powered Drinking Water Supply for Mekong Delta Vietnam
Solar Cow 4 Impact
Smallholder Solar Pump Alliance
Green Freight Asia Vietnam
Green 4 Access First Loss Facility (G4A)