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Energy SMEs in Developing Countries
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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Counting the Cost - The cost of sustainability

Al Jazeera interviews Steen Riisgaard, CEO of Novozymes - a biotech company based in Denmark. He talks about green technologies, biofuels and government policiese. In Mozambique, Novozymes used its technology to create jobs. Novozymes is recruiting between 2,000 to 3,000 farmers to teach them a special kind of agroforestry in which they produce different crops. Farmers produce cassava that is sold for cash and is transformed in bioethanol used for cooking stoves to replace charcoal. 

 

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Solar Aid's latest film: A Long Wait (Tanzania)

Filmed on Chole Island, Tanzania, Solar Aid's latest film tells the story of Sele. Sele has woken up in a new era... the solar era.

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The benefits of cooking with upesi stoves

Naomi talks to Practical Action about the dangers of smoke inhalation and how her life, and the lives of her children, have changed since cooking with a upesi stove...

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