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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  • Energy
Pallavi Bharadwaj

India’s Universal Power Supply May Be Only a Subsidy Policy Away

May 13, 2019

India has almost achieved the historic goal of connecting every household to the electricity grid. The next challenge is...

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Rob Goodier

Designed: This Air Conditioner for Homes and Offices Uses No Electricity

April 30, 2019

Evaporative coolers have been known to purveyors of low-cost, sustainable technologies for years. Without the need for electricity, these...

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Rob Goodier

Inevitable Change: How Husk Power Embraced Adaptability

April 25, 2019

After three years of publishing in-depth case studies and essays on global development technology and social ventures, Demand: ASME...

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Manoj Sinha, CEO of Husk Power Systems

2018 was a transformative year for Husk Power Systems, the decentralized energy supplier in rural India and Tanzania. At...

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Rob Goodier

E4C’s Research Fellowship Is a Stepping Stone in a Mechanical Engineer’s Early Career

April 19, 2019

Megan Richardson is mechanical engineer early in her career who maneuvered into the global development technology field from the...

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Rob Goodier

iShow India 2019 Awards Silk, Stoves and Stethoscopes

April 10, 2019

A stove for the Himalayas, a solar-powered silk reeler and an upgraded stethoscope won iShow India 2019.  Designers of...

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Jeff Seay

Emerging Economies Convert Plastic Waste into Fuel

April 3, 2019

Communities in emerging economies can convert their waste plastic into a fuel oil that can be used as a...

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Sean Furey

Powering Up Myanmar’s Self-Made Micro-Hydropower Entrepreneurs

U Sai Htun Hla is an engineer and businessman. He breaks into a grin and sweeps his hand expansively...

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Jatin Nathwani

Webcast: The Transition to Clean Energy Is a Technological Problem with Political Solutions

March 26, 2019

Climate change is a problem with technological solutions, but new policy may be required to raise capital to build...

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The Conversation

Why Jamaica is Winning the Green Tech Game

March 18, 2019

After hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean in 2017, devastating dozens of islands – including billionaire Richard...

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Latest Comments

  • […] A wonderful infographic by OXFAM demonstrating the impact of climate change, waste and hunger  on our food production system http://www.engineeringforchange.org/whats-wrong-with-our-food-system/ […]

    What's wrong with our food system?
    Can Disruptive Innovation and Start-ups provide the new “Miracles” tackling Climate Change? - Venture Tinkers
  • E17 - SIMPLE WATER TREATMENT METHODS FOR USE IN THE HOME 1) What is involved ? The methods presented in this factsheet are used to make water drinkable. They can be applied at hole, at the family level. The methods described comprise : * Straining * The three pot method * Treatment by boiling * Trea...

    Ten low-cost ways to treat water
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  • I really expect this training the problem the time is not in utc

    Seminar Series: Research in Global Design
    alkitg8
  • Poverty is more properly an economic than engineering problem. The basis of economic success and growth is in property rights, rule of law, free trade, free markets... multiplied by low cost government, transportation, communications... Engineering tends to be involved in higher levels of complexity...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
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  • I think Lawrence and Mitra have valid points to the argument. Scale, capacity building, how we measure poverty, all need to be considered. Like the solutions developed, they can't be in isolation, otherwise, there is too much risk of failure.

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    cbirzer
  • Yes, but. We may be helping with improvements in ways, that aren't measured in the official statistics. Many of the systems we work on, IF they are done in co-operation with the community are both repairable and duplicatible by/in the community. If those actions only require local materials and labo...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    larry.bentley
  • I think Engineers need to not only think broader - i.e. at the related systems causing the poverty, but also AT SCALE, i.e. at the scale of the problem. For example, a small scale, locally built water filter may be the perfect solution for the village you are working with, but have you thought about...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    mitra
  • Hi Jana! I am using Microsoft Edge and have tried your suggestions several times now still with no luck. Are you able to get to the download link or do you have trouble when trying?

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
    rsturko
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    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
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  • I am not able to download a copy of the software. The link provided only comes up with "access denied you must be logged in to access". I am definitely logged in since I am able to leave this comment.

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
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