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We believe that business-led solutions are essential to meet the energy needs of rural populations living in developing countries. We curate and share links related to: renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy entrepreneurs, microfinance, impact investing, business development, solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, phone-charging, briquette and cookstoves small businesses, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan countries.
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Uganda has right sustainable energy mechanism for all

Uganda has right sustainable energy mechanism for all | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

According to the Renewable Energy Policy of 2007, Uganda has considerable unexploited renewable energy resources for energy production and provision of energy services. They include biomass, geothermal, large scale hydro, mini/small/micro/Pico hydro, wind and solar energy with total electrical capacity to generate 5, 300MW. But only 13% has been exploited.

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Solar products provide clean energy and long-term savings to a rural customer in Uganda

The use of appropriate renewable energy such as solar products can give less developed rural areas the chance to benefit from modern technology. Magdalene Nganzi comes from a rural village in southern Uganda that has no access to grid electricity, yet thanks to solar power, she enjoys all the amenities that an urban household would.

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Solar phone-charging entrepreneur aims to ‘light up’ businesses in Uganda

Meet Vincent Nakibinge Sedeti from Uganda. He coordinates a telephone charging centre using solar panels.

 

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‘Energy’ toilets meet ideas worth spreading at TED Nairobi

‘Energy’ toilets meet ideas worth spreading at TED Nairobi | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

Another speaker, Josiah Omotto who heads Umande Trust, touched on a popular theme for the day: Toilets. Who can do without them? But what forward thinking people like Omotto are doing is using human waste and turning it into biofuel. Each of us produces on average 300 grammes of waste per day; Omotto’s organisation has designed a bio-digester system that produces safe cooking gas and alternative sanitation systems.

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Quality Counts but Quantity is Encouraging

Quality Counts but Quantity is Encouraging | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

I was recently reporting some results for The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) regarding the number of improved stoves that GVEP International supported businesses sold in the period of Jan – Dec 2011. Although I have been working with these businesses and visited many of their production sites I was still amazed to collectively see the number of stoves that they sold.

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Govt to Focus On 600MW Karuma Power Project in Next Budget - AllAfrica.com

Govt to Focus On 600MW Karuma Power Project in Next Budget - AllAfrica.com | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
Govt to Focus On 600MW Karuma Power Project in Next BudgetAllAfrica.comShe added that the Government will also increase access to modern energy services through rural electrification and renewable energy development.
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