Tag Archives: Clean Energy

Profile: Arpan Mukhopadhyay , Naturetech – Winner, India

Sunday July 2nd, 2017 - Smart Villages

  Brief biography Arpan Mukhopadhyay is a design engineer looking into the smart metering aspects of smart village initiatives of Naturetech Infra.  He is a newly passed out   post graduate and is passionate about development of the weaker sections of society and protection of environment using technology. He  did his M.Tech in Power Electronics and… […]

From fashion to action: Project Tsehigh’s Grace Mahary

Thursday June 15th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Grace Mahary Founder, Project Tsehigh Location: New York City / Eritrea “I am black, grew up an athlete and saw a disparity in energy in parts of the world.” Canadian model and activist Grace Mahary has worked on making fashion more inclusive. She has spoken out on Black Lives Matter, on diversity in… […]

Off-grid 94 – Rural electrification still hampered by grid extension dogma

Thursday August 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

    View this email in a browser Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Sir or Madam, The good news this week is that several African and Asian governments are again starting to draw up rural electrification strategies…. […]

Off-grid 92 – Musk’s Master Plan Promises Solar for All

Thursday July 28th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages.   According to the Energetic Policy drafted on 2015 by the Government of Chile, the biggest goal is to achieve sustainable, inclusive and competitive… […]

Off-grid 91 – Modern Off-grid Lighting Could Create 2 Mn New Jobs in Developing World

Thursday July 21st, 2016 - Smart Villages

  Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. From 22-23 September 2016, Smart Villages and ICRISAT will hold a workshop on energy and agriculture in Patancheru, Telangana, India. If you would… […]

Off-grid 90 – Conditions are Right for Off-grid Electrification of Africa

Thursday July 14th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. A new brief from the IIED has argued that achieving energy access for everyone requires more and better targeted investment. The paper asks what… […]

How electricity changed our lives

- Michael J. Ssali

There is a kerosene lamp known in the Luganda language as tadooba. It burns like a candle and it gives off thick dark smoke that slowly causes a black coating on the roof of the house, the walls, the furniture and other household items. It is the commonest type of lamp used in poor homesteads… […]

Off-grid 89 – How India’s ‘Smart Villages’ are Centralising Solar Power

Monday July 11th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. We would like to invite participation in the MY WORLD Survey, which is gathering people’s views on the world of women and work –… […]

Off-grid 88 – Will the Vulnerable be Overlooked in a Rush to Spend?

Thursday June 30th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages. Congratulations to Lytyfy, runner up in the Smart Village Off-grid Energy Impact Competition for India.  They have been listed as one of the 120 Asian… […]

Off-grid 87 – Are Global Goals to End Energy Poverty Doomed With a Centralized Approach?

Thursday June 23rd, 2016 - Smart Villages

Sign up here to receive this weekly bulletin straight to your inbox once a week. You will additionally receive updates on new reports, policy briefs and infographics published by Smart Villages.   Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world: water, refrigeration for vaccines, cooling for Maasai cheese, and even spaces, whether for… […]