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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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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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Six Mini-hydropower projects in Tanzania closer to realising goal of power generation

Six Mini-hydropower projects in Tanzania closer to realising goal of power generation | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

A key challenge facing developers of small hydro projects in Tanzania is the lack of access to finance. To help counter this, GVEP is implementing a Pre-Investment Technical Support programme in collaboration with the World Bank and Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA).

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Nigerian Federal Government to Build Hydro-power Plants to Ease SMEs’ Burden

Nigerian Federal Government to Build Hydro-power Plants to Ease SMEs’ Burden | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

The Federal Government has commenced the process of establishing hydro-power plants in strategic areas in the country as part of efforts to reduce the operational costs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.

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Renewable hydropower could supply all of Africa’s electricity

Renewable hydropower could supply all of Africa’s electricity | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
In Africa, 587 million people go without electricity — only about two-fifths of the continent’s population has access to a regular supply. But according to a new United Nations report, ...
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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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