Frank Bergh

Frank is VP of Grid Engineering for Sigora International with experience in renewable energy in a variety of contexts from community-driven systems to utility-scale power plants. He's an Instructor for Village Earth, teaching web-based courses on Appropriate Technology and Community Based Development at Colorado State University. He's been an active leader within Engineers Without Borders USA since 2005.Follow Frank on Twitter: @FrankBergh.

Frank Bergh

From Electrification to Empowerment: Building a Utility-Grade Micro-Utility from the Bottom Up

December 29, 2017

On the wall of the Sigora Haiti field operations center in Mole Saint Nicolas, Haiti, the company’s 50+ local...

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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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Frank Bergh

The Roots and Implications of Appropriate Technology

July 23, 2015

The term “appropriate technology” is so over-used as to be almost meaningless. The notion that technology alone can resolve...

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Frank Bergh

Humanitarian Technology 2014 – Trends & Tweets

May 20, 2015

  The first annual Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems, and Global Impact Conference, better known as #HumTech2014, made a big...

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Frank Bergh

An open faucet

January 3, 2014

High in the mountains of El Salvador in Central America there is a village called Solemán. This outcropping of...

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Frank Bergh

Trends, temptations and tweets at IEEE’s Global Humanitarian Technology Conference

October 25, 2013

Willow Brugh, Director of Geeks Without Bounds, and Galit Sorokin drew this using Prezi as part of a presentation with...

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Frank Bergh

Lessons from a Rusty Metal Bookshelf

April 26, 2013

It was the morning after we had finished installing a 10 kW off-grid solar photovoltaic array on the roof...

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  • This is an outstanding resource, I intend to share it with colleagues at Engineers Without Borders USA. We have an emphasis on in-country sourcing to support local vendors and create linkages to technicians and access to spare parts. This guide to local equipment inspection and quality assurance is...

    A Visual Inspection Guide to Detect Faulty Solar Products
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