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

The Work Underway Now to Solve Refugee Crises Through Climate Change Action

November 28, 2017

The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman draws a line that he sees from a changing climate to drought...

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Rob Goodier

Latin American Kitchens Clear the Air with Stoves Adapted from African Designs

October 26, 2017

Stove design flourishes where the needs of a culture butt against constraints of the environment, financial resources and distribution...

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Rob Goodier

ISO Standards for Clean Cookstoves Update

September 28, 2017

Diversity in clean cookstove design has climbed sharply as startups, mom and pops, multinationals and even students try to...

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Rob Goodier

A Visual Inspection Guide to Detect Faulty Solar Products

September 18, 2017

Stores in Malawi and likely other developing countries carry defective and even fraudulent solar photovoltaic panels. In places where...

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Jason Martens

Tackling Indoor Air Pollution in Northern Cambodia with Improved Cookstove Technology

September 5, 2017

Traditional cooking practices in the developing world contribute to poor health, environmental degradation, and poverty. Today, about three billion...

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Eric Verploegen

A Toolkit to Identify Sustainable, Market-Based Energy Solutions in Off-Grid Areas

July 26, 2017

A new package of data-collection and decision-making tools helps communities with poor energy access make informed decisions about how...

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Rob Goodier

Packable solar picnic grills subsidize sales in underserved communities

June 7, 2017

The history of solar cooking as we know it reaches deep into the 1950s, but solar ovens remain a...

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Jessica Pothering

As Costs Fall, Designers Take a New Look at Solar Irrigation

February 22, 2017

Ten years ago, off-grid solar power wasn’t even a blip on the radar. Thanks to significant advancements in solar...

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Frank Bergh

For-Profit or Non-Profit… Is There a Third Way?

January 25, 2017

Why member-owned co-ops are the best kept secret in humanitarian development In publications like E4C, practitioners are exposed to...

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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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Latest Comments

  • great topic to be involved in. am an electrical engineer in africa...this is a game changer

    Technology Access is Ushering in Agriculture’s ‘Data Revolution’
    andy james
  • Hi Jon, thanks for the recommendations! Iyour feedback about incorporating "Engineering Education" in this list is noted. It is a critical topic because I also whole-heartedly agree social justice needs to become mainstream in eng education! Unfortunately, I cannot edit this entry to add your SUGGES...

    Reading list: Exploring the Connection Between Engineering and Social Justice
    Ankita Joshi
  • Nice article. I really enjoyed while reading your article. We proud of our Indian people who have invented these innovations. People need to know the innovations invented by Indians. So that they feel proud of our nation. https://fusion.werindia.com/innovation Here all of you go through the unknown...

    Made in India: 10 life-changing Indian technologies
    Shilpa
  • No, that is not what we do. If you're looking for products, though, we do standardize information about technologies that meet basic needs in underserved communities. You can find them in our Solutions Library here: https://www.engineeringforchange.org/solutions/products.

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    Rob Goodier
  • it has been years... any product to sell, or still just talk...?

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    William Yates
  • We currently have a gravity fed community water system. We are no longer meeting the water quality for our area. The government/EPA is requiring us to put in a chlorination system or find another source. We would like to find a system that could be put inline at the source to bring us into complianc...

    Post-Construction Support For Rural Water Systems
    Dick Bluff
  • We want more about solar energy as well as maintenance of battery which cost a lot for urban in developing countries.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    Dr Khin Maung Ye
  • Actually Barbara, 4Ocean is a FOR PROFIT company (just Google 4oceans for profit and you'll see), so an unknown amount of your "donation" or purchase goes to ocean cleanup (probably 10-20%) and the rest lines the pockets of the owners. Everyone thinks they are a non-profit and some even "donate" mon...

    Can a bracelet craze clean our oceans?
    Adam
  • Very useful intermediate technology for developing con

    Ten low-cost ways to treat water
    Dr Khin Maung aye
  • I am in a country where we have rivers with strong flow to generate electricity, however we are in a crisis never seen by neglect and neglect, so I want to study more about solar energy to contribute in my country venezuela.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    ana veronica valderrama

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