Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.
Thursday, August 29, 2002
Atersa selected to power rural villages in Senegal: "AstroPower, Inc. announced today that Atersa (Aplicaciones Tecnicas de la Energia, S.L.), has been selected to supply solar electric power systems to power 227 rural villages in Senegal. Atersa will design and supply turnkey systems for villages that have no access to the conventional power grid. .. Atersa's solar electric power systems will power social centers, schools, health facilities, and religious centers. These systems will also power 10 to 12 streetlights per village." Total value: approximately 7,500,000 Euros ($7.4 million). Atersa will begin shipping the systems by the end of 2002, and will complete the project in 2003. 11:00:42 PM
UN Grant to bring power to 20,000 households in India
: "The United Nations Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to bring affordable and renewable energy technology to as many as 20,000 rural households in Karnataka, India, over 3 years. Approximately 70% of rural households in India lack access to electricity. .. Affordability is a key barrier to widespread adoption of solar PV in rural India where average yearly GDP is $430 and the cost of the units are $500. The UN Foundation has awarded .. an interest rate buy-down program. This will reduce the costs of loans for solar PV to consumers. The grant will also provide technical assistance to local banks to encourage lending to the solar sector. It will also sensitize bankers to the commercial viability and effectiveness of solar PV systems.
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SDNP - Pakistan
: The Sustainable Development Networking Programme in Pakistan keeps a directory of national energy (and water) organizations. 8:56:01 PM
Personal - Portable - Energy Systems:
Personal heater and generator, for outdoors use. Butane powered, 25 ounces for 113 degree (hot-tub-like) heat and power for cell phone and lights. 4:59:24 PM