Practical Insights on Power for ICT4D Projects

ICTWorks Power Technical Manual

ICTWorks Power Technical Manual

Published on: Sep 22 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on ICTWorks Power Technical Manual
Barefoot Women Solar Electrification Engineers

Barefoot Women Solar Electrification Engineers

Published on: Sep 04 2009 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Here is an interesting video from the Barefoot College solar program in which they’ve trained illiterate women from African villages to be solar engineers...
Solar-Powered Solutions to Support Mobile Phones

Solar-Powered Solutions to Support Mobile Phones

Published on: Aug 28 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Solar-Powered Solutions to Support Mobile Phones
While there is an explosive growth of mobile phone usage in Africa, there has not been a corresponding growth in the national electric grid to support these phones....
Interview: Samuel Okwiri of Lebra Solar Technologies

Interview: Samuel Okwiri of Lebra Solar Technologies

Published on: Aug 24 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Interview: Samuel Okwiri of Lebra Solar Technologies
During a Inveneo Business Training, we interviewed Sam Okwiri about his new solar power company, Lebra Solar Technologies: Sam, who used to work for WinAfrique,...
Innovations in Solar Power and Solar Panel Cleaning

Innovations in Solar Power and Solar Panel Cleaning

Published on: Aug 02 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
It’s our learned opinion that the best power source for rural ICT implementations is solar panels feeding deep-cycle batteries. But solar is expensive, $10-14...
Less Watts for Better Computing

Less Watts for Better Computing

Published on: Jul 21 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Less Watts for Better Computing
When you’re working in rural areas, electricity is often very scarce. Your only source of power may be a battery array, which may cost you $10-per-watt to...
Solar Power Calculator for Africa

Solar Power Calculator for Africa

Published on: May 06 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Matt Berg, a longtime friend of Inveneo, has published his off-grid solar calculator for public use. Its an excel-based toolkit to help with cost and design estimates...