Tag Archives: Smart Villages

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…. […]

Smart Villages News 111 – How to pick corporate pockets?

Saturday December 10th, 2016 - 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, Hot on the heels of SE4ALL’s call for more industry involvement, comes another this week from SREP. While individual companies have stepped up to the plate funding joint and… […]

Smart Villages News 109 – We Hear You Latin America

Saturday November 26th, 2016 - 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, By coincidence last week just as Smart Villages was holding our opening workshop for the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico region, we received an impassioned plea from Julio Eisman… […]

Smart Villages News 104 – Consumers are king?

Thursday October 20th, 2016 - 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, A couple of stories this week remind us of the old adage – Consumers are king – and the effect this is starting to have on the maturing off-grid sector…. […]

Smart Villages News 102 – Killing two birds with one stone

Thursday October 6th, 2016 - 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, One of the sources for this newsletter are alerts on the SDGs. Until now scanning them has been a rather depressing exercise – plenty of noise and initiatives, but… […]

Cambridge students bring tech to Indian students, inspire learning

Sunday September 18th, 2016 - Smart Villages

Interview with Moni Gupta Co-founder of Mobile Education for Smart Technology Location: India / Cambridge, UK “The same thing they are learning in their books they can explore with this technology and build up more creativity”. Today, Moni Gupta is a PhD student in chemistry at the University of Cambridge. But she remembers her time… […]

It is not a village but people: Long Lamai, a case study of a smart village

Thursday September 15th, 2016 - Tariq Zaman, University of Malaysia Sarawak

Long Lamai is a Penan village in upper Baram, northern Sarawak, of Malaysian Borneo. Travelling to the settlement from the nearest town Miri takes eight hours on rough logging roads and an hour of hiking through the dense rainforest. Alternately, it is reachable by flying from Miri to Long Banga by an hour’s flight via… […]

Off-grid 95 – Are the messages getting through?

Tuesday August 30th, 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 Sometimes you wonder if politicians and the public realise the enormity of the renewable energy revolution.This week I have… […]

Smart Villages Podcast 2 – The future of energy storage for smart villages – Interview with Dr Vasant Kumar

Friday August 5th, 2016 - Smart Villages

In Smart Villages Podcast 2, host Sir Brian Heap interviews Dr Vasant Kumar, Head of Materials Chemistry Group in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. Dr Kumar explains that his group research interests relate to materials innovation for “Energy, Environment and Sustainability”, working to help develop technologies for new types of batteries,… […]