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Green Growth Initiative: Solar to power thousands of off-grid homes in north Pakistan

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 30 Mar. 2015 Expires : 30 Mar. 2016

Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province plans to supply solar power to 5,800 off-grid households in 200 villages, promoting clean energy amid conventional electricity shortages. The provincial government has earmarked 400 million ru

GVEP: Women bring solar energy to rural Rwanda

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 30 Mar. 2015 Expires : 30 Mar. 2016

GVEP is currently supporting 83 women entrepreneurs in Rwanda who are using solar technologies to boost their businesses’ productivity. Some of them started their business by using car batteries to provide power, but made the switch to sola

ABB: New partnership with Pact Myanmar to solar power rural villages

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 30 Mar. 2015 Expires : 30 Mar. 2016

ABB is planning to partner with Pact Myanmar for establishing solar battery charging stations in the Tada Oo township of Mandalay, Central Myanmar. ABB will provide financial support to the villages to purchase photovoltaic equipment at the

Philips: Solar-powered LED luminaires can brighten the homes of millions

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 30 Mar. 2015 Expires : 30 Mar. 2016

Royal Philips, one of the global leaders in lighting and patron sponsor of the International Year of Light, is ramping up its portfolio of solar lighting solutions with the launch of Philips LifeLight, a new zero-energy, solar-powered LED l

Project Gaia: CLEANCOOK acquires part of Dometic Group’s alcohol fuel stove business division

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 30 Mar. 2015 Expires : 30 Mar. 2016

CLEANCOOK Sweden AB has acquired part of Dometic Group’s alcohol fuel stove business division. The CLEANCOOK stove is sold globally in Developing World markets.​ ​“We will distribute these stoves using local commercial partners who can guar

CEEW: New report on 'Clean, Affordable and Sustainable Cooking Energy for India'

Submitted by : Karima Hirji
Publication date : 26 Feb. 2015 Expires : 31 May 2015

A new report titled 'Clean, Affordable and Sustainable Cooking Energy for India: Possibilities and Realities beyond LPG' has been released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water. Despite the growth in LPG consumption, 80% of Indian

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
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