Renewable Energy & The Smart Grid

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Clean technology includes the renewable energy (wind power, solar power, biomass, hydropower, biofuels), information technology, storage technologies, green transportation, electric motors, green chemistry, lighting, and many other appliances that are now more energy efficient. We focus this collection on renewable energy and development of the Smart Grid.

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Sustainable Energy: Affordable Domestic Solar in Africa

Small solar home systems bring good quality light and phone-charging to off-grid households and save them money. Yet their upfront costs render them out of reach for the people who would benefit most from them. UK-based startup Azuri has developed a pay-as-you-go interface which allows households to pay for solar power as they use it with scratchcards, making them affordable to those who need them.The Indigo Box won Ashden Award that champions and promote practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.

Published on Jul 8, 2013

EarthSayers Francis Kimell Morogo; Anne Wheldon

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