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Solar Lanterns For Learning: Energy

Nearly one in five people around the world do not have access to modern energy services. This LibGuide introduces you to Evans Wadongo and what you can do to help him light up Kenya.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable energy is the provision of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Technologies that promote sustainable energy include:

  • Hydroelectricity
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Wave power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Tidal power
  • Technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. - Cited from Wikipedia, see link below

Books @ MDC Hialeah: Energy

Web Resources

Sustainable Energy for All

Sustainable Energy for All is an organization within the United Nations that supports efficient energy for people around the world. REEGLEREEGLE is a clean energy information portal. Here you will find Country Energy Profiles, a glossary of terms, statistics, and other types of information. Click on the picture above for an energy profile of Kenya.

International Renewable Energy Agency

IRENA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future.

Alliance for Rural Electrification

The Alliance for Rural Electrification is the only international business association in the world focusing on the promotion and the development of off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in developing countries.

Lighting Africa

The Lighting Africa program is working to catalyze and accelerate the development of sustainable markets for affordable, modern off-grid lighting solutions for low-income households and small enterprises.

Global Village Energy Partnership

GVEP (Global Village Energy Partnership) works with local businesses in developing countries to increase access to modern energy and improve the quality of life for thousands of people.


Evans Wadongo - Light it up

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