2 Co-Design

Open source, open innovation, open collaboration: most of us access information daily based on an ‘open’ approach. Open source technology – which emerged as a radical new approach to software – benefits from a collaborative and transparent approach. It allows people to adapt and improve technology according to their needs. An open source approach can progress more rapidly thanks to the crowd-based model that encourages experimentation. Open source technology is flexible, and it is sometimes even more reliable. But how can this revolution in “openness” benefit people who need access to energy? In the case of energy access, open source technology allows people to adapt energy-related hardware, software, and data more easily to their local conditions, potentially saving both time, effort, and money in the process. The flexibility offered by open source technology means that people are not wedded to proprietary technology if they need to adapt to new conditions. Despite these benefits, obstacles to open source technology also exist.

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Water and Energy (II. Issue 2004) – PREP Brochures

Resource Efficient Construction (I. Issue 2004) – PREP Brochures

Sustainable Tourism (II. Issue 2005) – PREP Brochures

Sustainable Transport (I. Issue 2005) – PREP Brochures

Sustainable Biofuel Production & Use Options for Greener Fuels (IV. Issue 2006) – PREP Brochures

Corporate Energy and Material Efficiency (III. Issue 2006) – PREP Brochures

Energy in Schools (II. Issue 2006) – PREP Brochures

Microfinance and Renewable Energy (I. Issue 2006) – PREP Brochures

Solar Cooling – Using the Sun for Climatisation (III. Issue 2007) – PREP Brochures

Sustainable Energy for Poverty Reduction (II. Issue 2007) – PREP Brochures

Renewable Energy in the Food Supply Chain (I. Issue 2007) – PREP Brochures

Water for Energy and Energy for Water (I. Issue 2008) – PREP Brochures

Access to Electricity 2010

The brochure focuses on technological options for community-based solutions related to ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY

Food Issues (2011)

The brochure focuses on renewable energy technologies for food preparation and processing.

Lighting WISIONS 2013

The brochure portrays sustainable lighting solutions in developing countries.

Webinar 1 – slides Energy for all Waters

Webinar 2 – slides What if the grid arrives?

Webinar 3 – slides Beyond Cooking

Webinar 4 – slides Great Expectations

Webinar 5 – slides Alternative Financing

Webinar 6 – slides Open Source Technologies

Webinar 7 – slides Energy for Water

Webinar 8 – slides Development and Application of Biodigester Technology

Understanding Communities

Drawing Economic Benefits

Understanding Communities

Drawing Economic Benefits

Summary Case Study_RISE – Rebuilding Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy Access

Summary Case Study_Demonstration of Sustainable Low Head Pico-Hydro to Deliver Enhanced Rural Energy Services to the Terai Region of Nepal

Summary Case Study_CAPACITY BUILDING OF COMMUNITY ORGANISERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA TO PROMOTE REPLICATION OF MICRO-HYDRO PROJECTS

Summary Case Study_KNOWLEDGE SHARING ON ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY OF MICRO-HYDRO PLANTS THROUGH THE PRODUCTIVE USE OF ENERGY (PEU) APPROACH

Summary Case Study_CAPACITY BUILDING ON ELECTRONIC LOAD CONTROLLERS FOR MICRO-HYDRO TECHNICIANS IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Summary Case Study_Improving Cacao Production and Processing While Meeting Cooking Fuel Demand in Ecuador (CRECER)

Summary Case Study_Solar Mobility in Andean highlands of Argentina

Summary Case Study_Promoting the Long-Term Use of Micro-Hydro Systems by Providing Energy to Rural Enterprises in Nepal and India

Summary Case Study_Micro-hydro for Myanmar: Practice-to-policy Dialogue Applying Lessons from Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Summary Case Study_Technology Transfer on Pico-Hydro in South and Southeast Asia

Summary Case Study_Survey of Suppliers and Practitioners: Load Controllers Available for Micro-Hydro Projects in South and Southeast Asia

Summary Case Study_Community Exchange and Capacity-Building in Colombian Households

Summary Case Study_Solar Energy System for Refrigeration and Water Distillation at Kamusuchiwo, High Guajira, Colombia

Summary Case Study_Reduction in Fire Wood Use for the Fish Conservation Industry (Fish Smoking) in the Western Area Peninsula, Sierra Leone

Summary Case Study_Supporting the Creation and Expansion of Energy SEMs in Montainous Areas of Kaghan, Pakistan

Summary Case Study_Using Waste from Cashew Nut Processing in Burkina Faso

Summary Case Study_Renovating domestic biogas digesters and establishing post-installation services in Yunnan

Summary Case Study_Exchange: Practice-to-Policy Exchange for Grid-Connected Micro Hydro Power in South/Southeast Asia

Case Study_Electricity for Social Development: Using Photovoltaic Electricity to Improve Rural Women’s Economic and Social Status in Togo

Summary Case Study_Low Head Micro Hydropower Systems for Application in Poor Villages in the Amazon Region

Summary Case Study_Solar Home System Repair – Empowering Village Franchisees

Summary Case Study_Piloting Solar Energy Projects in Communities of Timor Leste

Summary Case Study_Integrating Energy Conservation Practices to Promote Sustainable Agriculture: The case of Small Farms in India

Summary Case Study_Village Micro-Factories For Assembly And Dissemination Of Affordable Led Based Household Lighting Systems

Summary Case Study_Local Jatropha Oil for Powering Irrigation in Nepal

Summary Case Study_Energy Shops – Using Solar PV Energy to Provide Business Opportunities

Summary Case Study_Pico Hydro Development to Provide Electric Light to the Rural Poor in Remote and Inaccessible Areas of Sri Lanka

Summary Case Study_Introduction of Efficient Lamps for Night Fishing in Sri Lanka

Summary Case Study_Renewable Energy for Drip Irrigation of Horticultural Crops

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