rural electrification

Sharp Off-Grid Renewables Focus At Manila IOREC

International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition, Manila, June 16, 2014 (IRENA) The efforts of the fledgling—but remarkably effective—International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition are paying off again this week. To more than 400 IOREC delegates in Manila, the International Renewable Energy Agency, Asian Development Bank, and Alliance for … [continued]

Vestas & Masdar Launch “Wind For Prosperity”

Masdar and Vestas have just launches “Wind For Prosperity.” This is a commercially based business model aimed at providing affordable, reliable electricity to rural areas that currently lack such electricity. According to Vestas, Wind For Prosperity: “Creates an opportunity for business, government, and financial institutions to combine their talents to improve … [continued]

Cheap Solar Home Systems Bringing Light, New Opportunities to Millions in Rural Bangladesh

Microfinance provider Grameen Shakti’s efforts to bring affordable, distributed, clean and renewable solar PV electricity to rural Bangladeshis is proving a resounding success. Well over 500,000 of its Solar Home Systems are now up and running across rural Bangladesh, affording new opportunities to millions across the age spectrum, as well as significantly improving environmental and health and safety conditions.