Introduction to the Powering Agriculture MOOC
Jan. 31, 2016

Ramchandra Bhandari, Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, presents the contents and structure of the Powering Agriculture Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Right Under Their Feet: KickStart Irrigates Africa
Jan. 27, 2016

During the dry season, there is no more rain. Farmers have nothing or very little to eat and many end up starving. But for millions of families, the solution is right under their feet. Join KickStart's effort to Irrigate Africa and transform lives.

Solar Frontiers
Dec. 1, 2015

The Economist—Meet the men and women bringing solar power to the people—and fighting to transform our global energy supply—including Powering Agriculture Innovator, EarthSpark International.

MOOC: Powering Agriculture—Sustainable Energy for Food
Nov. 17, 2015

We are happy to announce that Powering Agriculture is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. The 8-week course, which will run from Feb. 1 – Mar. 27, 2016, introduces challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food industry.

African Bamboo: Innovating for Change
Nov. 4, 2015

The vision of the Ethiopian company, African Bamboo, is to produce and deliver innovative and environmentally sustainable, high-quality wooden floorboards of bamboo for national and global export while achieving positive social, environmental and economic benefits.

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.

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.

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.

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.