Article: Bridging the World’s Smart Cities and Smart Villages

February 19, 2016 | 9:24 am

By: Dr. Dan Wessner, IEEE Smart Village As the world’s cities strive in the next decades to live more efficiently and to somehow maintain or even improve standards of living while spreading resources among more city dwellers, might they have something to learn from their neighbors in the villages? Reciprocal learning across both populations—together—calls for … Continue reading Article: Bridging the World’s Smart Cities and Smart Villages

IEEE Smart Village Sub-Committee Leadership

February 11, 2016 | 3:30 pm

Derek Welbourn: Marketing Derek Welbourn is a major contributor to IEEE Smart Village’s unique business model, in which local people in off-grid communities build local electricity companies that utilize local resources to deliver local solutions at no additional cost to local buyers. First deployed in post-quake Haiti, this model has now been introduced to several … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Sub-Committee Leadership

IEEE Smart Village Expands Partnership with Global Himalayan Expedition to Further Support Delivery of Electricity to Remote, High-Altitude Himalayan Villages

January 28, 2016 | 4:18 pm

IEEE Foundation Signature Program empowers off-grid communities through education and the creation of sustainable, affordable, locally owned entrepreneurial energy businesses IEEE Smart Village, a global humanitarian program helping remote, energy-deprived communities build toward sustainability with renewable energy and technology, announced today the expansion of their partnership with Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE). With this expansion, IEEE … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Expands Partnership with Global Himalayan Expedition to Further Support Delivery of Electricity to Remote, High-Altitude Himalayan Villages

Testimonial from Paras Loomba in India

January 20, 2016 | 7:49 pm

Paras Loomba, Founder, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) A Recap and Update as of February 2016: Late last year GHE received seed-funding for the installation of 150 watt and 250 watt based DC solar microgrid systems in five extremely remote off-grid villages of northern India, located in the high altitude Himalayan region of Ladakh. Prior to the winter season of 2015, … Continue reading Testimonial from Paras Loomba in India