9 episodes

All things Open Source in Energy Access. In an effort to make safe, affordable, and clean energy available for every person on the planet, we're going to need to remove some of the most common barriers. By open sourcing software, hardware, and knowledge, we can save very valuable time and money for the companies that are building mini grids in rural villages, setting up solar home systems on remote islands, building the technology to make appliances PAYGO compatible.

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All things Open Source in Energy Access. In an effort to make safe, affordable, and clean energy available for every person on the planet, we're going to need to remove some of the most common barriers. By open sourcing software, hardware, and knowledge, we can save very valuable time and money for the companies that are building mini grids in rural villages, setting up solar home systems on remote islands, building the technology to make appliances PAYGO compatible.

    How to bring WiFi connectivity to very remote areas: Interview with Oscar Aitchison from Okra Solar

    How to bring WiFi connectivity to very remote areas: Interview with Oscar Aitchison from Okra Solar

    Picture a remote island, populated by many small and medium-sized communities. The local economy largely runs on a fishing industry. Children go to school, markets sell food & goods, but two important things are missing: reliable energy access and connectivity. There's no real cell signal in the village of Maybuuho, Philippines. This means that not only do people lack the ability to communicate outside their village, renewable energy solutions like solar-powered mini-grids or Solar Home S...

    • 38 min
    How project developers can generate income with Distributed Renewable Energy Certificates

    How project developers can generate income with Distributed Renewable Energy Certificates

    In this episode of Open Energy Access, I talk with Ricky Buch (Tech lead) about why project developers should start integrating into the D-REC platform today. The D-REC, or Distributed Renewable Energy Certificate, was created to solve a problem that will have a direct benefit for Energy Access project developers and for corporates who want the biggest return on their investment in renewable energy in terms of climate impact.In this episode, we'll discuss:- How you can generate new revenue st...

    • 36 min
    The D-REC Initiative from Positive Capital Partners and South Pole

    The D-REC Initiative from Positive Capital Partners and South Pole

    Today, I'm talking with Paul Needham and Ricky Buch from Positive Capital Partners. EnAccess is one of the funders of a project they are working on, together with South Pole, called the D-REC Initiative. The D-REC, or Distributed Renewable Energy Certificate is being created to solve a problem that will have a direct benefit for Energy Access project developers and for corporates who want the biggest return on their investment in renewable energy in terms of climate impact. In a place li...

    • 33 min
    All Things Open Source with James Vasile, Partner at Open Tech Strategies

    All Things Open Source with James Vasile, Partner at Open Tech Strategies

    In this episode, I’m talking with James Vasile, a Partner in Open Tech Strategies, a consultation firm based in New York City. This conversation is going to explore the why/why not, the upsides and any downsides about open source in energy access. I’m going to try and cover some of the most common questions that I hear.James Vasile is a recognized expert on free and open source software. He has over fifteen years of experience as a user, developer, advocate, and advisor in all things op...

    • 30 min
    OpenO2 (now called Resilient Oxygen R-O2)

    OpenO2 (now called Resilient Oxygen R-O2)

    **This project has been moved over to Resilient Oxygen and their sister organisation CREATIVenergie. Learn more at https://www.resilientoxygen.org/The Resilient Oxygen (R-O2) Project centers around the development of an oxygen concentrator specifically designed for robustness and reliability in challenging conditions whilst being simple and affordable to repair in low resource settings (LRS). When this episode was recorded, I spoke with Phil Bonnett, an anesthesiologist who has worked i...

    • 27 min
    Open Source R&D project: AgriGrid by Anka Madagasgar

    Open Source R&D project: AgriGrid by Anka Madagasgar

    Today I'm going to be talking with Camille André-Bataille, the CEO of ANKA Madagascar, about an idea for a new business model called AgriGrid - the idea of pairing access to electricity with local agricultural sectors. The AgriGrid business model refers to a hybrid organization that combines commercial opportunities in rural electrification with food & agricultural value chain development. The idea is that beyond providing electricity, an AgriGrid operator would also play an active r...

    • 31 min

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In depth interviews with inspiring entrepreneurs

If you're interested in interviews with entrepreneurs who are trying to solve real problems in the world -- like people having access to energy -- OR if you just like listening to smart people talk about smart important world changing stuff -- this is a great listen.

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So important!

We don’t often think of people who live off the grid and how they function on a daily basis. They don’t forego electricity not for lack of money, but simply lack of access. Installing solar panels to use the sun’s energy for areas like this is an incredible use of time and money. People’s lives can be changed for the better!

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Enlightening

Super important topic that does not get enough attention, and it should. Presented in an understandable and informative manner.

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