Engineering for Change

Interest: Energy

When the sun goes down, the day ends. No work after dark, no studying. That’s the reality for one quarter of the world’s population that lives without electricity. Inventive design and the falling cost of solar power is lighting up homes that the traditional energy grid has left dark. Power solutions that can scale are filling in the grid gaps with solar, hydro, wind and biogas. With alternative energy solutions, the world is lighting up.

Interest: Energy

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Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

Prototypes are pushing the field of global development technology forward as they evolve in workshops, universities, laboratories and even...

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Bobbi Peterson

Oil Spills Threaten Lives from North Dakota to Nigeria

January 12, 2017

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota for seven months in 2016. One...

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Rob Goodier

Our Most Popular Webinars of the Year, from Behavior Change to 3D Printing in Disasters

December 19, 2016

In a year that started with a webinar on Food Security and ended with Electronic Medical Records in Low-Resource Settings, we have seen...

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Jon Cloke

Low Carbon Transitions and the Tyranny of Scale

December 15, 2016

If you asked people involved in renewable energy and development (engineers, academics, business people or civil society) what the...

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Rob Goodier

Case study: How an offline CRM helps a biogas business expand in Latin America

November 28, 2016

Sistema Biobolsa began its operations developing and selling biogas systems in Latin America using organizational tools like spreadsheet software...

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Rob Goodier

New open-source tools analyze sites for small hydropower generators

November 26, 2016

Micro-hydropower generators rely on the natural flow of a river or stream, unaided by reservoirs to regulate the water...

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Rob Goodier

Practical tips to distribute and scale your technology

October 9, 2016

The final module in E4C’s four-step course, Introduction to Engineering for Global Development An uncomfortable truth for product designers is that...

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Rob Goodier

The Manufacturing Conundrum: Local or Outsourced?

October 5, 2016

The eraser dust has settled, the tablet screen has dimmed, the foamcore models are tossed aside on the floor in...

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Tom Decker

E4C investigates technologies that turn waste into energy

August 30, 2016

With the population on the rise, the world’s waste stream has become increasingly difficult to manage. But waste-to-energy schemes...

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Rob Goodier

A Hardware Entrepreneur in Delhi Turns Soot into Art with a Boost from E4C

July 27, 2016

The accolades mount for Arpit Dhupar, who has collected two awards in two months for his work developing soot scrubbers that...

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