Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.
Monday, November 11, 2002
Solar Power used to extend internet access to Native American learning centers
: San Diego's High-Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) has installed systems in remote areas of southern California, with solar panels giving "peak power of 320 watts, which is able to continuously power a device consuming around 32 watts. [It] can support up to four 2.4 GHz radios, has five days of back-up power should the panels fail. " 11:29:30 PM
Grameen Shakti reaches 10,000 installations in Bangladesh
: "Grameen Shakti (GS) has installed 10,000 solar home systems with a capacity of 5,00,000 watts (0.50 MW) with a view to promoting and popularising renewable energy technologies in the country since its inception in 1996. The GS has also established 50 units of offices at different locations of the country including six islands. .. The GS has launched village Internet and video conferencing through Internet between one offshore island (Maheshkahli) and Cox’s Bazar (Tourist City) for the first time in the country. .. The GS has also established 10 solar power computer education center in the rural and remote areas including three islands. It is also making the people of the areas acquainted with computer technology. " 11:02:58 PM
Sri Lanka World Bank Renewable Project Procurement Notice (Nov 11, 2002)
: "The Government of Sri Lanka has received a credit in the amount of US$75 million equivalent from the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Renewable Energy for Rural Economic Development (RERED) Project, and it intends to apply the credit proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. " Specific procurement notices are forthcoming from the Bank or RERED. 10:58:16 PM