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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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South Africa: Youth trained up to install solar kits

South Africa: Youth trained up to install solar kits | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

When Gary's fledgling company, Grey Green, committed to implementing a solar lighting project for Project 90 in KZN last year, the list of potential challenges was daunting.

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Finding a solution for Africa's energy gap at the BoP

Finding a solution for Africa's energy gap at the BoP | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
In advance of the World Economic Forum on Africa, Sameer Hajee, CEO of Nuru Energy, discusses the need for a new approach to energy poverty.

 

To start the discussion, let me debunk a few myths that we have come across in the past four years:

 

Myth: The base of the pyramid (BOP) should enjoy the same access to electricity that we do in the developed world.


Reality: In an ideal world, this would, of course, be the ultimate solution. But let’s face it, access to grid electricity for the majority of rural Africans is a distant proposition, and there are insurmountable costs and logistical problems. If we want to address the issue immediately, we need to start focusing on hyper-local solutions that get people access today (tonight!).


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Solar seminar hosted by Barefoot Power and ARTI Energy on 30/05/12 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Barefoot Power and ARTI Energy, official distributor of Barefoot Power Products in Tanzania, cordially invite you to attend a seminar on opportunities to support low-cost solar for poverty alleviation in Tanzania. 

Wednesday 30 May 2012 - 10am to 1pm - Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam City Centre

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