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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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Biomass Plant Lights Up Rural Senegal

Biomass Plant Lights Up Rural Senegal | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

A new power plant in the eastern Senegalese village of Kalom is generating more than just electricity. Powered by agricultural waste, the station has lit up homes, lightened women's domestic burdens and even put a little money in some residents' pockets.

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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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Pitching for a unified strategy for clean cookstoves in Malawi

Pitching for a unified strategy for clean cookstoves in Malawi | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

For many developing countries cooking and heating needs in rural areas are met by traditional cookstoves reliant on biomass fuels. This month, GVEP International was invited to present at a Clean Cookstoves Workshop aimed at engaging the support of Government of Malawi .

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Cobs and Stalks: India Looks At New Biofuels

Cobs and Stalks: India Looks At New Biofuels | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
As consumers struggle to cope with rising petrol prices, India is looking at a new generation of biofuels derived from agricultural waste to revive an ambitious program for blending ethanol with gasoline.
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Daily Kos: Five Renewable Sources of Energy for Farmers in Developing Countries

Daily Kos: Five Renewable Sources of Energy for Farmers in Developing Countries | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

According to the United Nations, access to reliable and sufficient sources of energy will be critical to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty and hunger by 2015. Many of the world’s poorest people are rural farmers with no connections to power grids or large-scale energy sources. Most of their day-to-day energy currently comes from the burning of wood and charcoal, practices that contribute to air pollution, deforestation, and the loss of precious time and energy collecting firewood.

Today, Nourishing the Planet introduces five sources of renewable energy that are meeting the demands of poor farmers and allowing them to improve their harvests and their lives.

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DOE funds biomass cookstove research - Biomass Power and Thermal

DOE funds biomass cookstove research - Biomass Power and Thermal | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
Biomass Power and ThermalDOE funds biomass cookstove researchBiomass Power and ThermalBy Lisa Gibson | April 30, 2012 The US DOE has announced up to $2.5 million in funding available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove...
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