Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply
April 7-8, 2011,
About 1.7 Billion people worldwide are without access to electricity. To extend the access to energy services areas with low incomes and weak infrastructure in the North and in the South renewable energies play a crucial role. However, innovative solutions – like microenergy systems – need to be adapted to the special conditions in these areas.
Field researches show, that energy solutions are mostly technology driven and not linked to the needs, the terms of livelihood and capability of people. Hence the panel discussion will elaborate which pressing tangible questions need to be answered and how science can contribute to increase the implementation rate of microenergy systems.
Representatives of the international scientific community, the development cooperation and the private sector will also discuss how they can improve cooperation in order to deliver energy services to the poor.