Issue 46: Rural energy supply

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Solar-Powered WiFi Grid Networks

Many schools in developing countries lack reliable electricity, without which internet access is close to impossible. Green WiFi has developed a low cost, solar-powered, standardized WiFi access solution that runs out-of-the-box with no systems integration or power requirements. | Read more...

Solar Powered Computer Center Opens in Sierra Leone

With the growing concern on climate change, it has become imperative to utilize the renewable sources of energy. After turning Gandhinagar into a solar city, TERI has undertaken a project under which an integrated planning approach is being adopted to make Chandigarh into a solar city. Link | Read more...

Hands On - The Earth Report from TVE.org

To resolve India’s problem of electricity supply, local renewable sources of energy are becoming a more attractive alternative. | Read more...

Kenya looks to geothermal power to fuel development

For Maasai tribesman Charles Kamami, Kenya's drive to boost its geothermal capacity spells environmental destruction which threatens his pastoralist way of life. But for east Africa's largest economy, geothermal energy could be a savior as it struggles... Link | Read more...

The biggest solar power project in East Africa

The biggest solar power project in East Africa, which is being implemented by a German Solar Energy Foundation, is achieving its milestones by installing 2,000 solar systems in/around Rema village in Ethiopia. The project has realized a supply of power to 5,500 residents in the country. Link | Read more...

Uganda: U.S. Trade Agency Funds Bio Fuel Study

THE US Trade and Development Agency has extended a $572,000 (sh932m) grant to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to analyse the potential for a bio fuels market in Uganda. The grant is expected to provide cost-benefit analysis on potential bio fuel resources and technologies. | Read more...

Easy as ABC? Bonaire set to become Caribbean's first island with 100% renewable energy

From the end of 2009 a sophisticated new sustainable wind-diesel power plant is to supply the small Caribbean island of Bonaire with 10 MW wind capacity supplemented by 13 MW (bio)diesel power. The project will transform today's largely fossil fuel... | Read more...

Seed Oil Project Expected to Ease Burden of Costly Fuel

‘Kenyans may soon breathe a sigh of relief when buying fuel, if a biodiesel project by a university goes commercial. Retailing at Sh85 a litre, the fuel, which is mostly used in tractors, is more than Sh15 cheaper than diesel sold by oil dealers. | Read more...

Turbex rotary windmill Engine Changeover

The Turbex Wind Turbine can generate electricity that varies in voltage and frequency with wind speed. This power can be utilized for battery charging applications or connect to the utility grid for electric bill reduction and blackout protection. | Read more...

CarbonFlow nets funding for carbon software | Green Tech - CNET News

CarbonFlow, a San Francisco-based company, is developing software for managers of carbon emissions-reduction projects that want to monetize their carbon credits. For example, a developer could install a solar energy project that replaces the use of kerosene lamps. | Read more...

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