Smart Villages Podcast 3 – A brief look at the off-grid energy work of Daniel Kammen, University of California Berkeley

Tuesday November 8th, 2016 - Smart Villages

In this short 8.5 minute podcast, you’ll listen to Part One of our two-part interview series with Professor Daniel Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy in the Goldman School of Public Policy and Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley. (Listen to Part Two)

Sir Brian Heap, Senior Advisor to the Smart Villages Initiative, interviews him around three main themes:

  1. His research focus on off-grid energy to villages and the students currently studying solutions to the world’s energy challenges, especially in developing countries.
  2. His essay in the Smart Villages book: what have been the main energy-related technological developments since his essay?
  3. Energy for “productive uses” in rural villages of developing countries – what advances have there been with regard to improving incomes, such as adding value to agricultural or fishing produce through refrigeration, drying, milling, threshing, etc.

Stay tuned for Podcast 4 – a follow-up conversation with Dan that explores these and other issues in more depth.