Clean technologies: Inspiring solutions for poor households

Last week’s Ashden Awards in London provided some inspiration and great insights into opportunities for new clean energy solutions for poor and low-income populations. What was most inspiring in each of the winning solutions is that clean energy was the beginning of a chain reaction that allowed communities to come together to solve other challenges in health, education, agriculture, and protecting the most vulnerable. 

     

Two recurrent topics among the winners and conference participants were clean cookstoves and residential solar power solutions, two issues very closely related to households and priorities for the work clean energy work of the Multilateral Investment Fund.

martes, 2 de julio de 2013/Author: Carrie McKellogg/Number of views (9556)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Remittances and solar energy: a bright future for a unique partnership


When the sun goes down in Haiti, one thing becomes evident: No lights are switched on. Only about one in six Haitians has regular access to electricity. That means that for about 8.5 million Haitians, life at home goes dark at 7 o’clock in the evening and there is no light again until 6 a.m. when the sun comes up in the morning. In fact, a street vendor who sells daily necessities told me that candles are one of his most popular products. Last week, I traveled to Haiti to learn about the results of a MIF funded project designed to bring clean energy to poor households in the country. It does so in an innovative way. 

miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2013/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (14547)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating