So we did it – Phuktal Monastery is lit up by solar mini-grids!

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In the Himalayan Zanskar Valley, there is now light that shines upon the Tsarap River. The 2500-years old Phuktar Monastery has been electrified by the Global Himalayan Expedition team 2016. Yay!  The story on how we got to Phuktal can be found here. Around 30 of us from all over the world (starting with Chile, USA, through few […]

On the ground renewable energy development: from COP21 to Indonesia

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As a professional in sustainable energy, I find myself in a position where I want to work on renewable energy based projects in remote areas of developing countries. With my academic background and valuable experiences in renewable energy projects development from working at the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), I felt I lacked the on-the-ground experiences and the […]

Renewable energy on Sumba Iconic Island

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I have been invited to visit a couple of renewable energy projects’ sites on Sumba Iconic Island with Hivos‘ team. My thanks go to Sandra Winarsa and Maya (Laily Syukriah Himayati), who helped facilitate my visit. As renewable energy graduate with experiences in supporting the management of projects in developing countries from Europe, here is what I’ve learnt. Note: This […]