Jun. 3, 2014

For farmers in Mozambique, every harvest is bittersweet. That’s because up to 40 percent of their crops can spoil, as there’s no way to keep them cool. It’s a common and costly problem in countries that lack reliable power grids—or have no access to electricity at all—and that can ill afford to throw away food.

Feb. 27, 2014

Motivo’s list of current projects is mind-boggling: a hybrid tractor being developed in partnership with USAID, wearable technology for law enforcement crowd control, hybrid military vehicles, and a driving simulator geared towards distracted teens for use at auto shows.

Feb. 4, 2014

Grid-connected solar projects are benefiting urban populations worldwide, yet hundreds of millions of people in remote areas continue to languish in energy poverty. We look at how PV manufacturers can turn around this crisis.

Feb. 3, 2014

A University of Georgia engineer has received $1 million to continue working on a milk cooler designed to help dairy farmers, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, who lack access to refrigeration, according to a news release from the university.

Jan. 14, 2014

We’ve turned to some of the world’s leading environmental experts and design luminaries to get their predictions for 2014. Discussing hot topics ranging from climate change to global infrastructure to design resiliency, read on for what these 15 eco-minded pundits predict for 2014!

Jan. 9, 2014

Getting milk from cow to customer is straightforward: milk the cows, collect the milk, transport it to a processor, package it and distribute it for sale. But in developing countries, the process breaks at its earliest stages, depriving people of valuable nutrition and food security.

Jan. 1, 2014

USAID has announced that the Sustainable Engineering Lab has been awarded a two-year, $1.1M innovation grant to establish three smart solar irrigation pilot projects in the Millennium Village of Potou, a rural area in northern Senegal.

Dec. 22, 2013

In Haiti, a country where 75 percent of people lack electricity, a new project by Powering Agriculture winner, EarthSpark International, combines smart meters, solar panels, and a micro-grid to power a downtown and jump-start local agriculture. Could the model work elsewhere?

Dec. 12, 2013

USAID and four of its partners named two innovative organizations the top winners of their global challenge to design clean energy solutions that have the potential to transform the way farmers in the developing world feed their countries.