Tag: off-grid communities

Mike Mader

Off-Grid Technology Perspectives: The Case of the Solar Lantern

July 24, 2014

About this Webinar: Solar lanterns are touted as a cost-saving and clean alternative to kerosene lighting by aid agencies...

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Rob Goodier

Five questions with Sam Dargan

April 23, 2013

Sam Dargan founded a music production company to promote the solar LEDs and other devices that he sells in...

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Rob Goodier

The unexpected incubators of appropriate technology

October 1, 2012

Maker Faires, Burning Man and even last year’s Occupy Wall Street tent towns have emerged as unusual incubators and...

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Rob Goodier

A pocket guide to plugging in off the grid in Brazil’s Amazon

September 21, 2012

A surge in new power supplies presents an interesting challenge: What to plug in? The rural electrification rate in...

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Rob Goodier

Clean tech for off-grid villages

June 29, 2011

Two-watt solar panels jut incongruously from thatched roofs in a rural Ethiopian village, dangling cords into the rooms below to charge...

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