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  • Decentralized energy systems for clean electricity access | GVEP International
    Decentralized energy systems for clean electricity access Posted on 1 Apr 2015 15 04 Publication Tags Off grid Abstract Innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of the 1 3 billion people lacking electricity while simultaneously transitioning to a decarbonized energy system With particular focus on the energy needs of the underserved we present an analytic and conceptual framework that clarifies the heterogeneous continuum of centralized on grid electricity autonomous mini or community grids and distributed individual energy services A historical analysis shows that the present day is a unique moment in the history of electrification where decentralized energy networks are rapidly spreading based on super efficient end use appliances and low cost photovoltaics We document how this evolution is supported by critical and widely available information technologies particularly mobile phones and virtual financial services These disruptive technology systems can rapidly increase access to basic electricity services and directly inform the emerging Sustainable Development Goals for quality of life while simultaneously driving action towards low carbon Earth sustaining inclusive energy systems Download the full study here Share this page GVEP Publications We produce a wide range of publications including studies reports guides and fact sheets Suggest a resource If

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  • The global Smart Villages initiative Energy Innovation Challenge for young entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers in East Africa | GVEP International
    Mar 2015 10 53 News Announcement Tags Off grid This Energy Innovation Challenge seeks to find and support new entrants into the entrepreneurial space who have ideas for businesses to improve energy access in off grid communities Applicants may submit ideas for distributing or implementing existing technologies or for developing promising new technologies for energy generation or storage Click here for more information http e4sv org competitions challenge Share this

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  • Resources | GVEP International
    Tags Any Biofuels Climate Change Energy access Energy efficiency Energy finance Energy policy Geothermal Global energy issues Improved cookstoves Off grid Productive use Renewable Energy Rural electrification Sustainability Water energy nexus Solar Wind Hydro Biomass Funding Keywords Mini grid Policy Toolkit Publication Posted on 28 11 2014 Providing information on mini grid operator models their economics and the necessary policies and regulations for successful implementation Tags Off grid How a new breed of distributed energy services companies can reach 500mm energy poor customers within a decade Publication Posted on 28 08 2014 This thought piece has been written in the context of growing interest in the potential of mini grids to provide a solution to energy access Tags Off grid Solar and Off Grid Renewables Africa 2014 Event Posted on 04 03 2014 International conference and networking event aiming to support and accelerate the deployment of solar and off grid renewable energy in Africa Tags Off grid Solar From the Bottom Up How Small Power Producers and Mini Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa Publication Posted on 25 02 2014 Providing practical guidance on how small power producers and mini grid operators can deliver both electrification and

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  • Universal Energy Access - An Enterprise System Approach | GVEP International
    2015 15 50 Publication Tags Energy access How best can we serve the needs of this market Miller Center proposes a further step to focus on how many and what kind of enterprises are needed to serve this market made up of thousands of segments with different requirements depending on geography economics culture and other factors Download the report Share this page GVEP Publications We produce a wide range of

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  • Energy Access in Humanitarian Settings | GVEP International
    partnerships gender based violence procurement logistics and distribution monitoring and evaluation and developing long term energy strategies for crisis affected communities For those participants that were new to energy in humanitarian settings the training also included courses on introductory concepts on energy and humanitarian response The Alliance and UNHCR were particularly honored to welcome five refugee leaders to the workshop who served as community representatives for four camps and Kampala s urban refugee population During a panel on refugee leaders perspectives humanitarian staff and energy representatives heard directly from these leaders about the need for energy among displaced communities and some of the solutions that have proved most promising Queen Candia the chairwoman of Oliji camp reported that her family successfully uses biogas for cooking that is freely generated by the waste of their cows She had also helped to build institutional cookstoves in schools and a health center to reduce fuel expenditures and save the community money According to Halima Mohammed a youth ambassador and leader in UNHCR s Nakivale camp the very inclusion of refugee community leaders in the training was empowering She said In the camps we think they don t think we are people but being here at the Alliance training I learned that you think everyone has a talent and something to contribute We can share our minds Another highlight of the workshop were the site visits to improved cookstove and fuel factories and testing laboratories that took place on July 29 Business owners and scientists from Ugastove Green Heat Ltd Kingfire Energy Solutions LTD and CIRCODU welcomed the SAFE workshop participants to view production and testing of energy products and to learn more about business models and effective approaches to service delivery On the final day participants in the SAFE training worked together with

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  • Buni Hub Energy Challenge | GVEP International
    their lives and businesses To find out Buni and the Energy Change Lab a programme of Hivos and IIED are gathering a mixed group of activists entrepreneurs academics and engineers for an Energy Safari in Dar es Salaam An Energy Safari is an intense 5 day learning experience to explore and experience the main challenges around energy access issues and to work together on new potential solutions More information on

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  • NewLight Africa recruiting a Business Development Manager in Kenya | GVEP International
    Jun 2015 14 15 Job Tags Energy access NewLight Africa NLA is looking for an outstanding individual to help launch and establish an exciting new business in rural Africa a business with strong commercial potential which will deliver huge social benefits as well They are looking for a Business Development Manager who will thrive in a start up environment and grow with the company NLA is a going to sell a wide range of socially and environmentally important technologies that will improve the lives of the rural populations who primarily live off the electricity grid Products which include solar lights fuel efficient cook stoves alternative fuels to charcoal water purifiers water heaters and so on NLA has been set up by award winning entrepreneur Steve Andrews Steve built the solar light distribution company SunnyMoney from its infancy to become the largest distributor of solar lights in Africa Now he is setting up his own company and he s looking for a senior employee that will help him to deliver fast growth and make some history For more information please download the job description Attachments business development manager job description pdf Share this page GVEP Publications We produce a wide range

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  • Resources | GVEP International
    Event News Announcement Policy Brief Publication Tags Any Biofuels Climate Change Energy access Energy efficiency Energy finance Energy policy Geothermal Global energy issues Improved cookstoves Off grid Productive use Renewable Energy Rural electrification Sustainability Water energy nexus Solar Wind Hydro Biomass Funding Keywords Project manager and Operations manager job opportunities in Uganda Job Posted on 28 10 2015 Q Energy Consultants is looking to hire a project manager and operations manager in Uganda Tags Biofuels Global Supply Solutions is looking for young engineering graduates in Kenya Job Posted on 02 09 2015 Global Supply Solutions is looking for young energetic Mechatronic Mechanical or Production engineering graduates Tags Energy efficiency NewLight Africa recruiting a Business Development Manager in Kenya Job Posted on 25 06 2015 NewLight Africa NLA is looking for an outstanding individual to help launch and establish an exciting new business in rural Africa Tags Energy access Global Communications Manager ECOZOOM Job Posted on 10 04 2015 EcoZoom is looking for a creative and motivated person to join their growing team Tags Energy efficiency Ecozoom now hiring a programme manager Job Posted on 26 02 2015 EcoZoom is seeking a highly motivated organised and experienced Programme Manager to provide

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