LuminaNET has passed its two-year anniversary. With over 730 members from 72 countries, 28,000 unique visitors to the website, and tons of member-generated content (more stats…Continue
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I'm a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, focused on energy and climate change topics. As founder of the Lumina Project in the mid-1990s, I developed the first estimate of global energy use for fuel-based lighting and early concepts for applicable LED-based alternatives. Since then, I've conducted many field- and lab-based studies related to off-grid lighting, including foundational work on quality assurance and support during development of Lighting Africa. My latest project is creating LuminaNET.
Off-grid lighting is one of my all-too-many interests. Other stuff is here.
The United Nations Environment Programme's en.Lighten initiative commissioned me to explore the potential effects on employment as electric off-grid lighting technologies that promise to displace lighting fuels. The final product has just been released. Following is a brief summary of the report, which can be downloaded in full…Continue