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Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Published on: May 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities
The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century...
Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Published on: Apr 16 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?
Geetanjali is a 20-year-old Indian girl; she comes from a poor family; and her dream is to open her own designer shop when she graduates from college. Thanks tomobile...
Electrical Power is No Longer a Problem in ICT for Development

Electrical Power is No Longer a Problem in ICT for Development

Published on: Mar 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
It was not long ago that electrical power was the largest barrier to using ICTs in rural areas. Back when desktop computers had big CRT screens, each computer...
4 Mobile Money Powered Affordable Solar Electricity Solutions

4 Mobile Money Powered Affordable Solar Electricity Solutions

Published on: Dec 26 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Do you see that trend line in the chart above? Do you know what that means? Solar power is getting cheaper by the day, thanks to technological innovation and...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012

Published on: Feb 14 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for February 1-14, 2012
Made in Africa – Again! This time it’s the Cardiopad, a touch-screen medical tablet that enables heart exams to be performed in remote, rural locations...
EFACAP School in Lascahobas, Haiti

EFACAP School in Lascahobas, Haiti

Published on: Jan 25 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on EFACAP School in Lascahobas, Haiti
Green Wifi partnered with teams from Illinois Institute of Technology and Inveneo to bring solar-powered Internet connectivity to the EFACAP school in Lascahobas,...
Inveneo Solar Power Deployment Guide to Building Truly Practical PV Systems for ICT Projects

Inveneo Solar Power Deployment Guide to Building Truly Practical PV Systems for ICT Projects

Published on: Jul 18 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Inveneo Solar Power Deployment Guide to Building Truly Practical PV Systems for ICT Projects
Many people believe that solar power is too expensive to use for powering computer installations in remote or rural areas that are without a connection to the AC...
Solar Power for PC Deployments: Enabling ICT Beyond the Grid

Solar Power for PC Deployments: Enabling ICT Beyond the Grid

Published on: Jul 04 2011 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Technology for converting solar energy to electricity was first introduced over 130 years ago, and it has been used to power PCs for more than 20 years. However,...
Solar Power Resources for Designing PV Systems in Rural Computer Projects

Solar Power Resources for Designing PV Systems in Rural Computer Projects

Published on: Jun 24 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Solar Power Resources for Designing PV Systems in Rural Computer Projects
There are two recent developments that have significantly lowered the cost of solar power systems for powering computer installations in remote or rural areas: The...
Apply Now: Global Social Benefit Incubator 2011

Apply Now: Global Social Benefit Incubator 2011

Published on: Feb 21 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: Global Social Benefit Incubator 2011
Back in 2007, I was fortunate enough to attend the 5th annual Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI), a capacity-building program for up to 20 social ventures ready...