New technologies that revolutionise online payments or the tracking of digital information are set to drive more solar power installations in emerging markets in Africa and Asia, according to a new report by an international renewable energy association.

The report by SolarPower Europe published last week states that the digitalisation of the solar sector such as the use of blockchain technology to track supply and demand, and pay-as-you-go for solar is relevant for emerging and developing countries since it can enable them to leapfrog elements of traditional power systems in terms of both technology and regulation...

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