GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en Women bringing solar energy to rural Rwanda http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-bringing-solar-energy-rural-rwanda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Women&rsquo;s active participation in the energy sector is bringing power to many off-grid communities throughout Rwanda. Nyirahabimana Alphonsine is one such entrepreneur who has taken advantage of the country&rsquo;s sunlight to provide her community with alternative phone charging solutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Women&rsquo;s active participation in the energy sector is bringing power to many off-grid communities throughout Rwanda.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-bringing-solar-energy-rural-rwanda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:13:45 +0000 Laura Nolan 21080 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Renewable energy businesses take part in crowdfunding initiative in East Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/renewable-energy-businesses-take-part-crowdfunding-initiative-east-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Four GVEP supported businesses are launching crowdfunding campaigns throughout January and February 2015, with help from the Kenya Climate Change Innovation Center (KCIC).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Four GVEP supported businesses are launching crowdfunding campaigns throughout January and February 2015, with help from the Kenya Climate Change Innovation Center (KCIC).</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/renewable-energy-businesses-take-part-crowdfunding-initiative-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:53:31 +0000 Laura Nolan 21075 at http://www.gvepinternational.org How solar phone charging businesses in Tanzania are meeting the energy demand of mobile phone users http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-solar-phone-charging-businesses-tanzania-are-meeting-energy-demand-mobile-phone-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Millions of people in rural Tanzania own mobile phones but have no easy way to recharge them. GVEP is helping entrepreneurs in the Mwanza region use solar energy to meet the increasing demand for electricity.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Millions of people in rural Tanzania own mobile phones but have no easy way to recharge them.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-solar-phone-charging-businesses-tanzania-are-meeting-energy-demand-mobile-phone-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:09:46 +0000 Laura Nolan 21064 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Juabar crowdfund to support solar phone charging in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/juabar-crowdfund-support-solar-phone-charging-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Juabar, a company that leases solar charging kiosks to a network of entrepreneurs in Tanzania, is crowdfunding to raise $15,000 in order to build and deploy an additional 20 kiosks, train new entrepreneurs, and to prove out their operational model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Juabar, a company that leases solar charging kiosks to a network of entrepreneurs in Tanzania, is crowdfunding to raise $15,000 in order to build and deploy an additional 20 kiosks, train new e</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/juabar-crowdfund-support-solar-phone-charging-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:13:02 +0000 Laura Nolan 21060 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Women in Senegal to benefit from new opportunities in the energy market http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-senegal-benefit-new-opportunities-energy-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP International and SEM Fund are joining forces to increase women&rsquo;s participation in the energy market in Senegal and make sustainable energy available to the poorest communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GVEP International and <a href="http://sem-fund.org/home/" target="_blank">SEM Fund</a> are joining forces to increase women&rsquo;s participation in the energy market in Senegal and make susta</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/women-senegal-benefit-new-opportunities-energy-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:26:59 +0000 Laura Nolan 21057 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Clean cooking campaign enters new phase http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/clean-cooking-campaign-enters-new-phase <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pledges of new activity worth $413m were announced by international organisations and donors at the Cookstove Futures Summit in New York on November 21st. The conference marks the start of phase two of a ten year campaign by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to bring cleaner cooking to 100 million households.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Pledges of new activity worth $413m were announced by international organisations and donors at the Cookstove Futures Summit in New York on November 21st.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/clean-cooking-campaign-enters-new-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:14:11 +0000 alessandra 21051 at http://www.gvepinternational.org How improved cookstoves are changing the face of Ugandan schools http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-improved-cookstoves-are-changing-face-ugandan-schools <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Schools in Kampala are cutting down fuel consumption by up to 50% thanks to energy efficient cookstoves, providing staff with a safer smoke-free environment and students with well-cooked, timely meals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Schools in Kampala are cutting down fuel consumption by up to 50% thanks to energy efficient cookstoves, providing staff with a safer smoke-free environment and students with well-cooked, timel</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-improved-cookstoves-are-changing-face-ugandan-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:27:54 +0000 Laura Nolan 21048 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Challenges that energy businesses face in emerging economies: a survey http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/challenges-energy-businesses-face-emerging-economies-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP and Invested Development, in collaboration with Power Africa and the UN SE4All Energy Access Practitioner Network, developed and launched a survey assessing the challenges that renewable energy enterprises experience in emerging economies.&nbsp;Of 131 respondents, 90% operate primarily in Africa and over 50% operate in East Africa. Over 80% of responding companies employ less than 25 individuals and 75% generate up to $500,000 USD in revenue.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>GVEP and <a href="http://investeddevelopment.com/" target="_blank">Invested Development</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.usaid.gov/powerafrica" target="_blank">Power Africa</a> and th</p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/challenges-energy-businesses-face-emerging-economies-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:26:50 +0000 Laura Nolan 21045 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Energy efficient sugarcane bio-electricity plant to reduce Belize’s dependence on imported electricity http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/energy-efficient-sugarcane-bio-electricity-plant-reduce-belize%E2%80%99s-dependence-imported-e <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a bid to address the energy shortage affecting the country, GSR Energy Limited (GSR) fully developed a project, a sugarcane bio-electricity plant and a bio-ethanol distillery in Belize, which will produce electricity for domestic use and ethanol for export.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>In a bid to address the energy shortage affecting the country, <a href="http://www.gsrenergylimited.net/" target="_blank">GSR Energy Limited (GSR)</a> fully developed a project, a sugarcane bio</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/energy-efficient-sugarcane-bio-electricity-plant-reduce-belize%E2%80%99s-dependence-imported-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:08:50 +0000 Meghan Smith 21040 at http://www.gvepinternational.org A solar company crowdfunds to launch activities in Tanzania http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/solar-company-crowdfunds-launch-activities-tanzania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;Solar company Eternum Energy is crowdfunding to test their solar charging business model that aims to provide stable income streams for and facilitate the start-up of solar businesses in Mwanza, Tanzania.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>&nbsp;Solar company Eternum Energy is crowdfunding to test their solar charging business model that aims to provide stable income streams for and facilitate the start-up of solar businesses in </em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/solar-company-crowdfunds-launch-activities-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:41:01 +0000 Meghan Smith 21038 at http://www.gvepinternational.org