Tag Archives: Renewable energy

Smart Villages News 143 – Some Practical Actions To Take

Saturday August 12th, 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, Still lots of general stories around on the need to accelerate energy access, how shocking the situation is, and why is nothing being done… Which is an insult to… […]

Smart Villages News 142 – Grid Defection – flight of fancy or sound decision?

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  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’re featuring Interesting stories this week from both Europe and Africa on the increasing pace of grid defection. The number of solar storage systems in Germany alone has reached 60,000…. […]

Making way for solar in Cameroon

Wednesday August 9th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Augustine Ndasi, Managing Director, Haute Energy Systems Ltd. Location: Limbe, South West Region, Cameroon “As we say in our dialect – no point waiting for someone, it’s better to get going!” Augustine Ndasi did not count on lugging equipment, weighing 12 tonnes, through rough terrain on the border of Congo. One tubular battery, which had… […]

Are mini-grids the answer to rural electrification?

Tuesday July 4th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Leena Chandran-Wadia Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation Location: Bangalore, India “The day we can say that every home is electrified is very far away” ‘Kerala is totally electrified!’ run the headlines in the  Indian papers. It’s a claim many Indian villages make, says Dr. Leena Chandran-Wadia, the Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF),… […]

Profile: Dodji Agbezo, Project Production Solaire – Finalist, West Africa

Friday June 23rd, 2017 - Smart Villages

Brief biography Dodji AGBEZO is the head of Projet Production Solaire Togo Company. He has two masters Degree. The first master in 2007 in Energy option at University of Lomé. Since training as renewable energy and energy efficiency engineer from International Institute of engineering of water and the environment (2IE), in Burkina Faso (www.2ie-edu.org) in… […]

Profile: Kouma Agbenowossi, Project Production Solaire – Finalist, West Africa

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Kouma Agbenowossi is in charge of marketing for PPS (Projet production Solaire), which specializes in Renewable Energy in Togo.  Kouma started working with PPS in March 2016 and has a background in negotiation, leadership education and team management.  He is studying Business Administration and Leadership (ongoing) at VELI (van Duyse Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute) at Cotonou-Benin,… […]

Profile: Fatima Oyiza Ademoh, Ajima Farms – Finalist, West Africa

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 - Smart Villages

Brief Biography: Miss. Fatima Oyiza Ademoh is experienced in business development & renewable energy project development. Currently, she is the Project Developer for the Power Africa USADF funded off-grid energy project implemented by Ajima in Nigeria and an Entrepreneurship lecturer at Baze University. She recently served as the Business Development Executive at Novantus Energy. Fatima… […]

From fashion to action: Project Tsehigh’s Grace Mahary

Thursday June 15th, 2017 - Smart Villages

Interview with Grace Mahary Founder, Project Tsehigh Location: New York City / Eritrea “I am black, grew up an athlete and saw a disparity in energy in parts of the world.” Canadian model and activist Grace Mahary has worked on making fashion more inclusive. She has spoken out on Black Lives Matter, on diversity in… […]

Smart Villages News 135 – The Jobs Edition

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, I find a recently published report useful, especially regarding arguments about renewables. After shaming sceptics with the number of people still without energy access, exciting them with the progress… […]

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

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, 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…. […]