The case of microgrids in Tanzania (II / II)

In our last post, David has explained what microgrids are and the importance of its development in the upcoming years for providing electricity access to different communities (http://sustainability-by-education.org/?p=874). In this post, we will talk specifically about the case of microgrids in Tanzania, a country that I have been able to visit thanks to the support Read more about The case of microgrids in Tanzania (II / II)[…]

Learn about microgrids and how they can give access to electricity to millions of people (I / II)

According to the International Energy Agency, there are more than 1.1 billion people who still do not have access to electricity, most of them in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions of the developing world. Fig 1. World population without access to electricity, divided by regions. Source: IEA. It is important to Read more about Learn about microgrids and how they can give access to electricity to millions of people (I / II)[…]

Floating Solar PV: an overview

Brief Introduction to Solar PV Although solar energy has been, is, and will be the most abundant source of energy on Earth, it was not until 1839 that Alexandre Edmond Becquerel observed that the sunlight striking certain materials generated electric current. That is, he discovered the photovoltaic effect. Forty-four more years were needed to develop Read more about Floating Solar PV: an overview[…]

Minimalistic Lifestyle – a new approach on living sustainable?

During the last decades, what we call nowadays consumerism has unfolded and changed the way we live. Consumerism is a social order which encourages the acquisition of more and more goods. This was caused due to the industrial overproduction especially in the USA after World War II and was fueled by the upcoming mass media Read more about Minimalistic Lifestyle – a new approach on living sustainable?[…]