Tag Archives: Mini-grid

Profile: Sameer Nair – Gram Oorja – East Africa

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 - Smart Villages

What is your off-grid energy business? Can you give a brief overview? How long have you been working on this business? Gram Oorja electrifies un-electrified villages in remote areas of India using mini grids. Each home is provided a metered connection that can be used by the household for its electricity needs varying from lighting,… […]

Rafiki Power and E.ON: Mini-grids for improved livelihoods in Tanzania

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Daniel Becker Managing Director, E.ON Off Grid Solutions and Founder, Rafiki Power Location: Tanzania Daniel Becker is the Managing Director of E.ON Off Grid Solutions and founder of its Tanzanian brand, Rafiki Power, which focuses on mini-grids for productive uses of energy. For a look at how Rafiki Power operates, watch their short… […]

Smart Villages News 123 – Could A Nudge Be Better Than A Bribe?

Sunday March 12th, 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, Whilst we all must continue to focus on efforts to provide energy to the 1.4 billion without access, downstream issues are growing in complexity, and we will try to… […]

Can mini-grids be profitable? SOLshare in Bangladesh doubles down

Friday January 20th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Dr. Sebastian Groh Managing Director of ME SOLshare Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh “People are very smart about solar home systems in Bangladesh” In Bangladesh, 17 million households are off-grid, and 85% of the population lives in rural communities. Solar works here and has done ever since the early nineties when the first solar home… […]