GVEP International feed http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/news en 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 Innovative business models lighting up rural Africa http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-business-models-lighting-rural-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SolarNow, an asset finance company specialising in renewable energy solutions, is powering low income households, small businesses, hospitals and schools in rural Uganda through an innovative 24-month payment model and a 2 year service warranty approach. The company has recently secured investment to expand operations and help meet the huge demand for high-quality solar technology in East Africa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="250" height="250" align="left" alt="" title="Solar Now outlet in Uganda" style="margin-right:10px;" src="/sites/default/files/images/solarnowweb.jpg" /><em>SolarNow, an asset finance co</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/innovative-business-models-lighting-rural-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:21:56 +0000 Laura Nolan 21127 at http://www.gvepinternational.org Crowdfunding for energy access: who, how and why http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/crowdfunding-energy-access-who-how-and-why <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Innovative energy access projects are increasingly turning to crowdfunding to address their financing need. But what do we know about the effectiveness of this tool to kick-start projects in developing countries?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Innovative energy access projects are increasingly turning to crowdfunding to address their financing need.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/crowdfunding-energy-access-who-how-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2015 12:05:53 +0000 Laura Nolan 21123 at http://www.gvepinternational.org How do energy micro-businesses grow? http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-do-energy-micro-businesses-grow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GVEP has released a new study that analyses the growth process of micro-enterprises and in particular looks at the key features of growth and factors leading to such growth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>GVEP has released a new study that analyses the growth process of micro-enterprises and in particular looks at the key features of growth and factors leading to such growth.</em><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.gvepinternational.org/en/business/news/how-do-energy-micro-businesses-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 12:43:48 +0000 Laura Nolan 21118 at http://www.gvepinternational.org