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Here is the first blog in French about access to energy. You will find photos, informations, interview and analyses about the sector:
Feel free to contact me so as to discuss about it!
http://techmoran.com/skypower-to-donate-two-million-home-solar-kits-in-kenya/#sthash.i0Hme9Mw.dpbs. Whereas the promise of being the first grid tied solar development in Kenya is welcome,there is a disturbing aspect:The 2 mn #solar kits will distort the market as they'll be competing products financed by private capital into Distributed…Continue
Every night, more than a billion people live in the dark when the sun goes down. They experience a different world than that of people in developed countries. Their only source of light, where available, comes from kerosene – a fuel that is expensive, dirty and potentially dangerous. Consequently, their immediate environment is often filled with smoke and fire, thereby making it difficult to even see properly.
Ten years ago, alternatives to kerosene were hard to find. Today is a very…Continue
Creating favourable conditions for modern solar lighting markets can provide a low-cost solution to reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution and health risks, while bringing electricity to an estimated 600 million people in Africa who lack access to the power grid, says new report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The report, entitled…Continue
by Koen Peters
The off-grid lighting and energy sector has seen some exciting improvements over the past two years. In recent years the market has grown very fast (in some years over 100%). Growth is estimated to remain at 55% per year for the next years, and the market over the long term is valued at $50 billion. The technology behind it is also improving rapidly. The industry players are multiplying and diversifying, while companies become more…Continue
Added by GOGLA on May 7, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments
Last month Lighting Global published another article in our Technical Notes series focused on procurement efforts for pico-solar products. The Note has a strong focus on avoiding proscriptive solutions for bulk purchases, choosing instead to provide advice on system components so that organizations can make decisions that best suit the particular needs of their individual programs. The Note is intended for any bulk procurement effort but we tried to keep a firm eye on humanitarian relief…Continue
I posted a few episodes of my podcast "Entrepreneurs and Economic Development" Podcast on LuminaNet a few months ago and received some great feedback. Hopefully the community likes my recent content. I'm also now based out of Nairobi if anyone bases by on business and wants to grab a beer.
Episode 6: Joshua Pierce – Off.Grid:Electric…Continue
Added by Amjad Ayoubi - ABROS green GmbH on March 8, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments
It is surprisingly easy to bring electricity to entire communities that don’t currently have access to the grid. There are 4 main factors that need to covered in order to ensure success:
Identifying and communicating your intentions with the target community.
Raising the necessary funds to by every home in the community it’s own individual power and light source (anywhere between 20 to 100 dollars per home depending on the size of the…
Energy serves as an important force that liberates half the population and supports the efforts of promoting women rights worldwide. Why is it right?!
The ninth meeting of the Commission for…Continue
Social enterprises have made great progress is developing effective solar lighting alternatives to the dirty and costly kerosene prevalent in the homes of more than 1.2 billion people. Additionally, finance mechanisms have further improved the favorable lifetime costs of kerosene replacement. So why haven't these energy access solutions seen viral uptake among low-income consumers?
Clearly, the answer lies in the behavior patterns of potential customers relative…
My organization, MicamaSoley, has been importing and distributing solar lamps in Haiti for a little over five years. I have partnered with several NGOs to channel these lamps through existing networks. Fonkoze, the largest MFI in Haiti, has given me access to their credit customers. I work with CARE and their Village Savings and Loan Associations as well as smaller projects with other organizations. We have been selling Lighting Global approved products starting with Barefoot Power then…Continue
Added by Vincent Kapur on January 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
What is the role of the solar lantern in energy access? In July of last year, I attended an Engineering for Change Webinar called “Off Grid Technology Perspectives, The Case of the Solar Lantern” that explored this question. The webinar included thoughtful, context-setting presentations from Guarav Manchanda of One Degree Solar, Ned Tozun of d.light…Continue
I recently started a podcast interviewing Bottom of the Pyramid entrepreneurs. I posted a link on LuminaNet to the first episode and received some traffic so I thought the community might be interested in the next 4 episodes.
For those that use iTunes here's a link to subscribe: …Continue
The United Nations Environment Programme's en.Lighten initiative commissioned me to expand earlier work on the adverse health impacts associated with fuel-based lighting. The final product has just been released. Following is a brief summary of the report, which can be downloaded in full…Continue
Added by Evan Mills on January 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
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