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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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