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

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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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Rob Goodier

How the Internet of Things Is Improving Lives and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

July 1, 2016

Wirelessly connected sensors, actuators and other hardware have already changed global development work, and signs point to bigger changes...

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Rob Goodier

Hardware start-ups get an upgrade from cardboard cutouts to digital 3D modelling

June 29, 2016

Hardware startups go through dozens or even hundreds of design changes before a product hits a shelf. Making those...

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Rob Goodier

Gallery: Inside Burn’s Charcoal Stove Factory in Nairobi, Kenya

On a dirt road inside a gated business park outside of Nairobi, Kenya, a worker boxes and stacks BURN’s...

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