Tag: off-grid solar

Rob Goodier

A solar electric handcycle upgrades the wheelchair in Bangladesh

February 21, 2016

An electric-assisted handcycle in development now could soon transport wheelchair users in Bangladesh. Similar to a tricycle, the vehicle...

Rob Goodier

Sunzilla’s open-source, portable, do-it-yourself solar generator

December 29, 2015

Sunzilla travels as a box that fits on a standard shipping pallet. When it’s time to go to work,...

Mike Mader

Role of Technical Standards in Sustainable Energy for All

October 6, 2015

Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is a key Sustainable Development Goal, part of Global Goal 7. Achieving...

Rob Goodier

A new fold-up solar panel joins the field of notable global development crossover devices

May 8, 2014

Wall sockets don’t need a eulogy, yet, but Harold Tan is already talking about them in the past tense....

Rob Goodier

Solar LEDs replace kerosene and lower household expenses in Haiti

February 1, 2014

Haitians see better health and lower costs when they use the “Luci” solar LED lamp, a new survey has...

Rob Goodier

Himalayan solar cooking comes to the city

June 19, 2013

Solar cookers designed for nomads in Western China could also barbecue meat and veggies in American backyards and elsewhere...

Rob Goodier

Sunblazer Solar Trailers could electrify 7 million homes by 2020

November 1, 2012

Today, nearly 4000 Haitians power their lights and electronics devices from 15 solar power stations in trailers, and millions...

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

Solar WiFi links Micronesian islands

September 29, 2012

Island-hopping long-distance WiFi and a computer lab in a box in Micronesia have demonstrated the viability of low-cost, instant...

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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