Tag Archives: off-grid

Interview with Vladimir Delagneau Barquero, Tecnosol

Saturday October 14th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Vladimir Delagneau Barquero, President and Managing Director, Tecnosol Location: Managua, Nicaragua “20 years ago, some Nicaraguans thought renewable energy was the work of the devil” When Vladimir Delagneau Barquero explains why he launched Tecnosol he brings the story back to an experience he had over a decade in the mid-eighties, during his military service in… […]

Interview with Abdul-W. Raaj, Suka Energy West Africa

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Abdul-W. Raaj, CEO, Suka Energy West Africa Suka Wind & Solar Energy Limited Location: Tamale, Ghana “People often ask me why we do everything – in, Africa there is no niche in solar energy” In Ghana in the eighties, around 40 schoolchildren in one class would burn kerosene lanterns, to be able to keep on… […]

Interview with Raghuraman (Raghu) Chandrasekaran, E-Hands Energy

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Raghuraman (Raghu) Chandrasekaran, Founder E-Hands Energy Location: Chennai, India “Who cares for the poor anyway?” Along the Himalayan border of India, site of the 1962 Sino-Indian border conflict, lie rural villages which Raghuraman Chandrasekaran has ventured into many times. The founder of E-Hands Energy, which brings hybrid solar and wind energy to rural Indian villages,… […]

Profile: Nelson Maleko – East Africa

Sunday September 10th, 2017 - Smart Villages

What is your off-grid energy business? My off grid energy business is to produce efficient stoves which will use briquettes and charcoal.   Can you give a brief overview? The stove will have an adjustable plate which allows accommodation of different pan size in order to increase efficiency. Other additional features on the stove is… […]

Smart Villages News 146 – Fake News, Good News, No News

Sunday September 3rd, 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, We see a mixture of news again this week: despite the growing attacks on the media worldwide, there is still some healthy debate going on.There is the continuing debate… […]

Smart Villages News 136 – In Praise of America

Saturday June 10th, 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, Writing from the EU Development Days in the wake of Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to praise the many Americans who are… […]

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 132 – The Curse Of Brexit

- 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 I will not debate the rights and wrongs of Brexit, there is no doubt it has a devastating impact on renewable energy and off-grid issues. In the UK,… […]

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… […]