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The Solar Market Garden™ (SMG) is a technology designed to help rural farmers generate income and to combat food and nutrition insecurity in the...
Many of us would have seen this: A top corporate showing great images of how they have donated health products, solar lamps and other worthy things to...
Electrification practitioners often emphasise the need for productive use of energy (PUE) to enhance the incomes of home businesses and enterprises....
Within the social enterprise space, “consumerism” may often be viewed as a negative behavioral driver. However, it remains a powerful motivator, as...
The massive challenge of achieving universal access to energy recently received two major boosts that have raised the issue further on the...
We have two broken systems -- energy and finance -- that conspire to support a centralized, coal-based grid that exacerbates climate change and fails...

03.09.2013 , Roger Pielke and Morgan Bazilian

Making Energy Access Meaningful

The world’s poor need more than a token supply of electricity. The goal should be to provide the power necessary to boost productivity and raise...

Suppliers of solar lighting solutions need to create demand for their products among individuals and communities in the developing world in order to...

20.08.2013 , Bob Tortora and Magali Rheault

Electricity Charges Sub-Saharan Africans' Wellbeing

Relatively few residents living in sub-Saharan Africa say the main source of light in their homes comes from a power line, but Gallup finds those who...

The International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference 2012 (IOREC) was jointly organised by IRENA, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy...