SOMALIA: Refugee camp brings solar energy into computer classrooms

SOMALIA: Refugee camp brings solar energy into computer classrooms

David Smith for Guardian Development Network in Namibia, Africa – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/GNDN) Windhoek, NAMIBIA, SOUTHERN AFRICA: When Erin Hayba began a project to bring computers to solar-powered schools in the world’s biggest refugee camp, there were plenty of skeptics. “People said, ‘No, this can’t happen, you’re in a refugee camp, why don’t not stick […]

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Native Women Bring Solar Energy to Chile’s Atacama Desert

Marianela Jarroud – IPS – Monday, 18 March 2013 (originally published 13 Mar) SANTIAGO, Mar 13 2013 (IPS) – Three indigenous communities from the Chilean highlands have just received solar panels, which will be set up and maintained by unlikely solar engineers: five native women who travelled halfway around the world to India and overcame […]

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Jessica Buchleitner –  WNN Features (WNN) Kasungu, Malawi: In the small landlocked southeastern African nation of Malawi only 8% of its growing 15.263 million people are connected to the national power grid, a source of power that has become increasingly unreliable. For many women and their families this often means only one thing – complete […]