GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en Strong family relations playing key role in energy micro-enterprises in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/strong-family-relations-playing-key-role-energy-micro-enterprises-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Women entrepreneurs&rsquo; success in running energy micro-enterprises requires enormous support from their families. As a result, GVEP is engaging both men and women to ensure the growth of women-run energy businesses.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;" class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Women entrepreneurs&rsquo; success in running energy micro-enterprises requires enormous support from their families.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/strong-family-relations-playing-key-role-energy-micro-enterprises-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:54:13 +0000 Jerry Abuga 21160 at http://www.gvepinternational.org The cookstove revolution sweeping through Ugandan schools http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/cookstove-revolution-sweeping-through-ugandan-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Schools in Uganda are embracing the use of efficient cookstoves over the smoky and unhealthy traditional three-stone fires, resulting in reduced fuel costs and strain on the country&rsquo;s forest cover.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Schools in Uganda are embracing the use of efficient cookstoves over the smoky and unhealthy traditional three-stone fires, resulting in reduced fuel costs and strain on the country&rsquo;s for</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/cookstove-revolution-sweeping-through-ugandan-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:10:48 +0000 Jerry Abuga 21159 at http://www.gvepinternational.org New challenge awards $40,000 for the best solution to recycling LPG cylinders in Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-challenge-awards-40000-best-solution-recycling-lpg-cylinders-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ideas to Impact, the DFID-sponsored programme that supports research and development in climate technologies for development, is launching a call for proposals for high-value alternative uses for substandard cylinders, so that they can be recycled and removed from LPG distribution channels. The winning ideas will be awarded $40,000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><a href="http://www.ideastoimpact.net/" target="_blank">Ideas to Impact</a>, the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-deve</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/new-challenge-awards-40000-best-solution-recycling-lpg-cylinders-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:13:20 +0000 Laura Nolan 21157 at http://www.gvepinternational.org SteamaCo and BURN among the winners of the 2015 Ashden Award http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/steamaco-and-burn-among-winners-2015-ashden-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recognising their outstanding role in bringing smart and energy efficient technologies to rural areas, the two companies won awards, along with nine other pioneering sustainable energy organisations, at a prestigious ceremony in London on 11 June 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Recognising their outstanding role in bringing smart and energy efficient technologies to rural areas, the two companies won awards, along with nine other pioneering sustainable energy organisa</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/steamaco-and-burn-among-winners-2015-ashden-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:06:28 +0000 Laura Nolan 21142 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Clean technology innovator powering off-grid lake island http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/clean-technology-innovator-powering-grid-lake-island <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Award-winning renewable energy company PowerGen is providing distributed energy services to yet another remote community through a 1.5kW solar mini-grid. The project is funded by a grant from the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre with GVEP playing an advisory role. Over the last two years the company has set up 24 community-scale micro-grid systems and has developed a pipeline of over 25 community projects throughout East Africa.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Award-winning renewable energy company PowerGen is providing distributed energy services to yet another remote community through a 1.5kW solar mini-grid.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/clean-technology-innovator-powering-grid-lake-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:29:16 +0000 Jerry Abuga 21141 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Rwandan couple joins forces to provide their community with energy services http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/rwandan-couple-joins-forces-provide-their-community-energy-services <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An entrepreneur in Eastern Rwanda, that received training in business development and renewable energy technologies from GVEP, is coaching his wife to take on their solar phone charging business and barber shop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>An entrepreneur in Eastern Rwanda, that received training in business development and renewable energy technologies from GVEP, is coaching his wife to take on their solar phone charging busines</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/rwandan-couple-joins-forces-provide-their-community-energy-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:52:55 +0000 Laura Nolan 21138 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Ideas to Impact presents at EU Dev Days http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/ideas-impact-presents-eu-dev-days <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Ideas to Impact team hosted a panel discussion or &ldquo;project lab&rdquo; at the EU&rsquo;s annual Development Days event in Brussels on June 3rd-4th.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>The Ideas to Impact team hosted a panel discussion or &ldquo;project lab&rdquo; at the EU&rsquo;s annual Development Days event in Brussels on June 3rd-4th.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/ideas-impact-presents-eu-dev-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:43:20 +0000 Laura Nolan 21136 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Issues facing energy delivery in humanitarian contexts raised for the first time at SE4All Forum http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/issues-facing-energy-delivery-humanitarian-contexts-raised-first-time-se4all-forum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Senior leaders from government, business, finance, civil society and international institutions gathered in New York for the second annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4All), pledging to step up concrete progress on the twin challenges of energy poverty and climate change.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Senior leaders from government, business, finance, civil society and international institutions gathered in New York for the second annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4All), pledging to</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/issues-facing-energy-delivery-humanitarian-contexts-raised-first-time-se4all-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:53:21 +0000 Laura Nolan 21134 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Agro processing companies in Tanzania to be powered by rental solar farms http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/agro-processing-companies-tanzania-be-powered-rental-solar-farms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Redavia, a company providing low-cost energy from redeployable solar farms, has teamed-up with GVEP to roll-out leasing of mini-grids model for agro processing companies and communities in Tanzania.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Redavia, a company providing low-cost energy from redeployable solar farms, has teamed-up with GVEP to roll-out leasing of mini-grids model for agro processing companies and communities in Tanz</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/agro-processing-companies-tanzania-be-powered-rental-solar-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:44:27 +0000 Laura Nolan 21132 at http://www.gvepinternational.org GravityLight launches a crowdfunding campaign to bring low-cost lamps powered by gravity to East Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gravitylight-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-bring-low-cost-lamps-powered-gravity-east- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two London-based designers have developed a light source that operates with the helping hand of gravity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Two London-based designers have developed a light source that operates with the helping hand of gravity.</em><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/gravitylight-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-bring-low-cost-lamps-powered-gravity-east-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:39:44 +0000 Laura Nolan 21129 at http://www.gvepinternational.org