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IEEE Smart Village Get Involved

Join Our Mission

Innovation across interrelated technology areas has brought IEEE to a rare opportunity in history to help eradicate global poverty. IEEE Smart Village, an IEEE Foundation Signature Program, is a unique approach to helping energy-deprived communities build toward sustainable prosperity.

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The Smart Village Initiative

The Smart Village Initiative

With a unique emphasis on stimulating social enterprise by providing innovative electrical systems, start-up training and ongoing support, IEEE Smart Village helps poor, energy-deprived communities globally build toward sustainable prosperity.

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The IEEE Foundation Invites Your Support

The IEEE Foundation Invites Your Support

IEEE Smart Village is a major IEEE initiative to bring innovative and sustainable electrical systems to the developing world. Combining the talents of more than 400,000 members across IEEE with sustainable-development partners in education, business and technologies, IEEE Smart Village delivers immediate, life-changing impact to the world’s poorest and most energy-deprived populations.

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SunBlazer II: IEEE Smart Village Sustainable Technology

SunBlazer II: IEEE Smart Village Sustainable Technology

SunBlazer II, the IEEE Smart Village flagship product, is a modular, easy-to-install PV solar-based community charging station.

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SUNBLAZERLITE

SunBlazer LITE

The next-generation product in the SunBlazer series, the IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer LITE, has scalable features designed to provide reliable sustainable energy solutions to off-grid communities around the world.

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Community-Based Education

Community-Based Education

IEEE Smart Village’s education program features two complementary components that have been identified as crucial to helping stimulate social enterprise and fuel sustainable community prosperity in the world’s poorest, most energy-deprived regions. Through a unique partnership with Regis University and the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, Colorado, IEEE Smart Village offers several options.

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Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The IEEE Smart Village Executive Committee: Ray Larsen, Robin Podmore, Henry Louie, Patrick Lee, Derek Welbourn, and Dan Wessner.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you want to know about the IEEE Smart Village initiative–ready for your print-ready needs. If you have a question about our program, you might find it here. Learn more about how we’re helping empower off-grid communities around the world.

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Donor Levels

Donor Levels

There are different levels of donor recognition for those interested in supporting IEEE Smart Village. The IEEE Foundation annually recognizes all donors (individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations) who give cumulative cash gifts of $100 or more during a calendar year.

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Donor Levels

Operating Committees

The IEEE Smart Village program and operations will be carried out by seven operating committees, which include the following: Fund Development, Engagement, Operations, Education, Technology, Marketing, and Finance.

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Donation Form

Donation Form

Want to donate to the IEEE Smart Village initiative? Use this form to get started.

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