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

Five Questions with Rachita Misra at SELCO Foundation

Rachita Misra began working with the SELCO Foundation in Bangalore, Karnataka (India) five years before the coronavirus pandemic. Trained...

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Danna Xue

Microgrids Have a Role in the Global Energy Transition, If They Can Lower Costs

December 22, 2020

I was skeptical when I first heard about the potential of microgrids to solve challenges in global energy access....

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Chris Skilton

From GravityLight to NowLight: A Startup Pivots as Technology Improves

August 13, 2020

Editor’s note: From GravityLight to NowLight, a startup has overhauled its Internet-famous gravity-powered light. The result is a pivot...

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F. Andrew Dowdy

Seven Off-Grid Refrigeration Prototypes: Finalists from EWB-USA’s Chill Challenge

June 23, 2020

Draft animals and wood fires count among the power sources for new, extremely low-cost technology proposed in a worldwide...

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Rob Goodier

The Himalayan Rocket Stove: Now Viral on YouTube

May 7, 2020

The demo video for an improved rocket stove optimized for use in the heights of the Himalayas has racked...

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Jana Melpolder

What’s Cooking in Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Ugandan Communities? Practical Stove Solutions

March 11, 2020

A look inside the kitchen in Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ugandan homes suggests policy changes that could make cooking more...

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Iwona Bisaga

Challenges and Opportunities to Scaling Up Pay as You Go LPG

February 17, 2020

There has been a gradual decline in the number of people worldwide who do not have access to clean...

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Jennifer Ventrella

Seven Recommendations for Disseminating Results to Tech4Dev Research Participants

January 29, 2020

There is a need for improved ethical standards in reporting the results of human-centered research back to participants. The...

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Pauline Mweu

Evaluating Household Energy Resources in Rural Kenya

October 23, 2019

Communities in rural Kenya are still heavily dependent on wood fuel and other biomass for their basic energy needs....

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Amartya Mukherjee

Up Is the Way Forward for Wind Energy

The power of wind is perhaps most vibrantly displayed during a community’s kite festival. From India to China, to...

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