Tag Archives: Nepal

Solar technologies offer hope in post-disaster Nepal

Tuesday January 17th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Avishek Malla Director of Engineering and Operations for SunFarmer Nepal, a subsidiary of SunFarmer International Location: Kathmandu, Nepal “Farmers in Nepal could never in their lives imagine having a solar-powered pump” In 2015, Nepal was hit by a series of devastating crises. One earthquake was followed by another, and the year ended with… […]

Village Infrastructure Angels: Village agriculture can be powered by solar energy

Tuesday October 4th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Stewart Craine Founder, Village Infrastructure Angels Location: Vanuatu, Indonesia, Honduras, Papua New Guinea “You have to be obsessed with access to sustainable energy to do this job”. Stewart Craine calls his work “an adventure”—an indication of the robust attitude he’s applied throughout his career as an energy access entrepreneur. Craine co-founded Barefoot Power, a… […]

For energy in Nepal, “remoteness is more than geographical”

Wednesday September 14th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Ben Campbell Location: United Kingdom; Nepal “Remoteness is more than geographical”. Ben Campbell is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University (UK), whose research and collaborations have focused on sustainable energy solutions for remote mountain villages in Nepal. But his interest in sustainability began well before he entered academia, when he… […]

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…. […]