Tag Archives: productive uses of energy

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… […]

Raising US$1 million in equity to take off-grid energy in Pakistan to next level

Sunday November 27th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Shazia Khan Co-founder and Executive Director, Eco Energy, an off-grid company in Pakistan Location: Washington, DC and Pakistan “Instead of thinking like a manufacturer, I ask how I can best meet people’s needs” In 2010, less than a year after Shazia Khan co-founded Eco Energy, devastating floods hit Pakistan. Through her non-profit organisation,… […]

Off-grid green cooling breakthroughs improve farmers’ incomes

Tuesday November 15th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Philipp Denzinger, GIZ Proklima Off grid pilot locations: Swaziland, Seychelles, Jordan and Kenya “Even in an off-grid system, if you’re not considering natural refrigerants, you’re not really being green at all”. In developing countries, a refrigerator is often a first important purchase for a family moving into the middle class, while advantages of cooling technology… […]

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… […]