Posts about renewable energy

Blog posts from Oikocredit UK

  1. ‘A year ago, having a TV was a distant': How affordable, solar power is bringing small home appliances to families in Africa

    6 October 2017 at 16:51 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

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    Johan Elsen, managing director of Oikocredit Belgium, visits Ghana to see the positive social and economic impact of affordable, solar energy on low-income families.

    Seamstress, Veronica, employee of Helen Tetteh: Working in a micro business that is now powered by award-winning PEG solar technology.  Photograph: Capture Ghana.

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  2. Pay-as-you-go solar is lighting up the lives of Ghana’s micro-entrepreneurs

    29 August 2017 at 18:31 - by Archie Pearson - 0 comments

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    Demand for electricity in Ghana is ever-growing but the grid can be unreliable. Renewable energy providers such as PEG are helping fill the gaps

    Micro-entrepreneurs and their families are benefiting from clean, affordable renewable energy, thanks to Oikocredit partner, PEG. Photograph: Capture Ghana

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  3. Rain and smallholder farmers: A gift to some, a curse to others

    26 January 2017 at 19:39 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

    The Philippines is the world’s third highest risk area for natural disasters. Frequent typhoons and cyclones bring excessive rain and wind, threatening the livelihoods of around 60% of the poorest groups who tend to live in rural communities and must also contend with rising sea levels, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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