A German start-up has figured out how to cram an entire solar power plant into a shipping container. It has sent its first kits to off-grid villages in Africa, where they provide a new source of clean, affordable electricity after just two hours of assembly. More than 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access […]
Portfolios of projects larger than 1 megawatt benefit from commercial experience and economies of scale that communities may not be able to access on their own, and they can deliver real savings at no upfront cost to community members. Community-supported development can tap into these benefits by seeking inclusive access, where the intention to make […]
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Why are we falling all over ourselves creating an electric vehicle recharging infrastructure? According to its website, Tesla plans to build “Supercharger” stations along major highways to charge its Model S and Model X cars in minutes instead of hours. In fact, why build even one more charging station? We don’t need them. Indeed, if […]
People power crucial for low-carbon future. Policy makers must harness the power of ordinary people if society is to transition to a low-carbon energy future, argues a leading technology historian. Five types of energy users who can influence change The User-Producers – construct, tinker, amend, exploit, modify and improve technologies by engaging in extensive thinking […]