KickStart International: Aqwalina Fights
Sep. 30, 2015

Aqwalina Merengue is a struggling farmer and single mother in Arusha, Tanzania, and she refuses to give up. See what she was able to do in just one year after bringing KickStart International’s MoneyMaker pump to her farm.

Earth Institute Solar Tracker Installation in Senegal
Jul. 24, 2015

Time Lapse video shot with GoPro of a recent 4.8kW single axis Solar Tracker installation in Potou, Senegal by The Earth Institute’s Sustainable Engineering Lab, Columbia University for the Smart Solar Irrigation Project.

Senegal Micro-Utility Irrigation Project
Jul. 24, 2015

Video montage of installation and operation of a pilot solar PV irrigation system in Senegal. This project is unique in Senegal for its pre-payment system, sharing of resources and lack of battery storage.

Motivo's HARVEST
May. 12, 2015

Motivo is developing a “Swiss-Army Knife” system—the Hybrid Agriculture/Road Vehicles with Electricity Storage and Transformation (HARVEST)—that solves a wide range of agricultural mechanization and power-related problems.

Women Excel As Farm Business Advisors
Feb. 27, 2015

The coffee rust epidemic of 2012 devastated the livelihoods of farmers in La Paz, Honduras. iDE taught these farmers how to install and use low-pressure drip irrigation to grow vegetables year-round. Many are now successful entrepreneurs, and they and their families are eating better.

Smallholder Oil Palm Processing in Benin, 2014
Feb. 8, 2015

Roland Vign is an Oil Palm producer and an early adopter of the Village Industrial Power (VIP) biomass-powered mini-grid technology. Here Roland explains the benefits the VIP has provided to his community.

Carl Bielenberg Presents the Village Industrial Power (VIP) Plant
Nov. 12, 2014

In rural areas of Benin and Tanzania, access to modern energy services is extremely limited. Village Industrial Power (VIP) Plants are mini-grid systems powered through the combustion of biomass waste produced at local agricultural processing facilities.