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Queen Mary, University of London: Cheap Solar Cells made from Shrimp Shells

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 25 Feb. 2015 Expires : 31 May 2015

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for the first time successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found in the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans. The materials chitin and chitosan found in

SciDev.Net: Solar Powered Water ATMS in India

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 24 Feb. 2015 Expires : 31 May 2015

Anand Shah, founder of Indian firm Sarvajal, has convinced the Delhi authorities to collaborate in a pilot project where 24 solar powered water ATMs are now in place across the city. SciDev.Net visited one of the five ATM machines in Dwarka

IRENA and ADFD: New Project Loans for Renewable Energy in Rural Communities

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 24 Feb. 2015 Expires : 31 May 2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) Project Facility have announced US$57 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries around the world. The five p

World Bank: Regional Solar Market Initiative launched at Powering Africa Summit

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 24 Feb. 2015 Expires : 31 May 2015

A solar power financing initiative launched by the World Bank, titled ‘Scaling Solar,' will support African Governments in supplying energy to millions of consumers across the region through services aimed at creating a viable market for pr

GosolarAfrica: $2million capital to install stand-alone roof top solar PV

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 24 Feb. 2015 Expires : 31 May 2015

GosolarAfrica is planning a new $2million capital to install stand-alone roof top solar PV that will generate 3,000MW electricity within the next two years. The electricity project, which was unveiled by the Managing Director, GosolarAfrica

GVEP: Jiko Smart Improved Cookstoves

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 29 Jan. 2015 Expires : 29 Jan. 2016

GVEP recently engaged in the Spark Fund programme supported by the GACC, that aimed at improving the performance and quality of locally manufactured efficient cookstoves in Kenya. Watch the new video about the manufacturing and distribution

Knowledge Point: Energy Knowledge Partnership

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 29 Jan. 2015 Expires : 29 Jan. 2016

The Energy Knowledge Partnership will expand a successful existing portal Knowledge Point which was developed by Practical Action in collaboration with WaterAid, IRC, REDR and EngineersAid. Visit Knowledge Point (http://energy.knowledgepoin
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