Tag Archives: Energy access

Smart Villages News 140 – Think local

Saturday July 8th, 2017 - Smart Villages

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, At first glance, there is an incredibly diverse range of stories this week. But upon reflection, they seem to have one common theme: the need to think and act… […]

Smart Villages News 134 – No shortage of reports…..

Saturday May 27th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, We are certainly not short of reports in this sector – GOGLA, REN, SE4ALL, World Bank, BNEF, IRENA have published insightful and useful reports. Another dropped across my desk… […]

Smart Villages News 133 – Where the military leads will others follow?

- Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, Personal security has always been high on the agenda when we have asked villagers about the benefits of renewable energy and has helped promote the bottom-up case for mini-grids…. […]

Sunlabob: Pioneering rural electrification in southeast Asia

Thursday May 25th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

Mid-90s, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. As a German electrical engineer who has recently moved to one of the poorest countries in the world, Andy Schroeter sees the potential that can be had for energy access in remote areas. At the time, Laos has an electrification rate of 30%. “Aside from cities in the Mekong Valley,”… […]

Smart Villages News 129 – Further, faster – holistically?

Sunday April 23rd, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, I know it’s a hackneyed old word that many of you would like to consign to history along with synergy and management speak from the 90s. However, my main… […]

Smart Villages News 128 – They Came And They Were Heard

Thursday April 6th, 2017 - Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, I’m writing this editorial at the end of the SE4ALL Forum in Brooklyn. The highlights are covered by the top stories – a raft of launches including the Global… […]

Smart Villages News 127 – A Canute For Our Times?

- Kristina Cvitko

    Letters to the editor We welcome submissions to this newsletter, including comment pieces from our readers. Join the conversation! Get in touch Dear Subscriber, So there he sits at his tiny desk surrounded by sycophantic courtiers signing away Obama’s legacy. One of the worst days in our planet’s history? Possibly, but it more… […]

November webinar: Going off the grid: Disaster, resilience, and off-grid energy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRFAMtVPi_g When disaster strikes, a community’s ability to respond and recover is tested, whether it is affected by a flood, an earthquake, a drought, a tsunami, or a hurricane, and whether it is located in a rural, urban, or peri-urban area. In this webinar, we’ll bring together experts who have worked in Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia,… […]

Smart Villages News 117 – This Pyramid Looks Built To Last

Saturday January 21st, 2017 - 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 Subscriber, With Davos and the upcoming U.S. presidential inauguration, this is a week with a number of important pronouncements and actions by major world… […]

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… […]