Raising public awareness of rural energy access, sustainable energy technologies, and entrepreneurial approaches to energy in the developing world is an integral component of the Smart Villages Initiative
To further this aim, we hold regional media dialogue events. These events are targeted at gaining insight from local journalists and updating them with the latest technological and business innovations. We hope to encourage a greater focus on this complex area that involves technology, business, politics and rural development.
This week we publish the report of our South Asia Media Dialogue Workshop, held in November 2015. To learn more, please follow the to download the report.
Could Off-grid Electricity Systems Accelerate Energy Access?
Small off-grid electricity systems are growing rapidly in South Asia. A new study provides the first assessment of how these systems are impacting communities in the region. […]
The Sun Exchange Crowdfunds Solar Projects With Bitcoin
South African startup The Sun Exchange is on the lookout for funding as it looks to scale up its innovative marketplace that crowdfunds small-scale solar projects using digital currencies such as bitcoin. […]
Tom Jackson – Disrupt Africa (25.04.16)
Renewable Energy Drive: Solar Energy Creeps at Bridging Gaps
Nigeria’s journey to supply steady electricity has often meant that the quality of life is severely diminished. Currently tied with heat waves and petrol shortages, Suzan Ironsi writes on the cushions of renewable energy prospects […]
Suzan Ironsi – Leadership (23.04.16)
Electrifying India: The Day Rural Hotasar Finally Saw the Light
Celebrations and plans to buy washing machines greeted the arrival of power in Hotasar, Rajasthan, as India’s ambitious electrification plan gathers pace […]
Vidhi Doshi – The Guardian (21.03.16)
Ghana Can Tap Solar for Cross-Border Energy Trading – UNEP
Tom Kenning – PV Tech (20.04.16)
Tanzania’s Pioneering Project Takes Solar Power to Bwisya Village
Christabel Ligami – Science Africa (15.04.16)
Grid Energy Storage: The Next Big Thing for Li-Ion?
Myles McCormick – Industrial Minerals (22.04.16)
Off-grid Solution: Using Discarded Smartphone Batteries to Light Up Rural Homes
Edgar Meza – PV Magazine (20.04.16)
Senate Passes Energy Bill With Benefits for Solar and Renewable Energy Integration
Christian Roselund – PV Magazine (22.04.16)
Low Fossil Fuel Prices and Renewable Energy Development
Mike Wootton – The Manila Times (26.04.16)