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...

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...

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...

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...

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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