All articles for the topic: solar photovoltaic

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit communities, create jobs and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB chose PowerMundo’s proposal entitled “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru” as one of the top 10 proposals in a field of 563 applicants. PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its ideas.

City of Kota: the Next Solar Destination

The city of Kota in eastern Rajasthan has two critical resources essential for solar production: a high level of solar radiation per square inch, and a large amount of continguous, relatively flat undeveloped land.  To tap this enormous potential, the City of Kota in cooperation with the Cities Network Campaign and the Green Mantra, is organising this conference.

The event aims to bring together Mayor, Commissioners and other local government officials from around India, as well as national and international solar experts, prominent policy-makers, the solar sector and financial institutions.

Experts Meeting and Workshop on Harmonised Technical Guidelines for PV Systems in the Pacific Islands

The Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific Islands (SEIAPI), the Itnernational REnewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Pacific Power Association (PPA), will jointly organise an expert meeting and workshop in order to introduce two Technology Guidelines for Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the Pacific region.

Lessons in Renewable Replication from SELCO

During a recent visit to a number of branches, laboratories and projects of SELCO Solar Pvt. Ltd. And the SELCO Foundation in Karnataka, India, REEEP´s DG Martin Hiller tried to test the notion of replicating SELCO´s business model. This social enterprise has been built its success over twenty years, and elaborated a detailed understanding of the market for distributed solar power for India’s poor in rural and urban contexts.

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