I chose the Business Idea of Gyanesh Pandey (like many others, probably) as an example for social entrepreneurship. His company probably is one of the biggest and therefore best-known examples for social entrepreneurship at the moment. Pandey developed a method how to make electricity out of rice husk, which is a usual waste in India. The company "Husk Power Systems" serves around 92,000 customers in their metropolitan Area in India at the moment. Husk Power Systems won a Business Plan… Continue
Added by Elena M on May 13, 2012 at 7:21pm —
Rene Eick is the owner of a fitness centre in Berlin, Germany.
He invented a great opportunity to produce his own energy and was able to connect it with his fitness centre in Berlin. He convert some machines in self-producing power machines. By this way you can produce power while you are exercising. You are not only train your body, you also can charging your mobile, mp3-player without demaging the enviroment.
Follow Renés idee on the homepage of his fitness centre:… Continue
Added by Teresa Klug on May 12, 2012 at 4:40pm —
What I particularly like about www.barefootcollege.org
is their approach to sustainability. They've been set up since 1972, but I first heard about them a couple of years ago when I was researching solar power in rural communities. The thing that I think makes their approach sustainable is that they train women to become solar engineers, so that when items break (and they will) rather than villagers being left with some broken expensive kit that just… Continue
Added by Morag on May 22, 2011 at 6:09pm —
The person I chose that is working on a project based on electricity or sustainable energy is the Chief Executive Officer of Nuru Light, Sameer Hajee. He is part of a company called Nuru Energy that focuses on providing low power electricity and lighting solutions to the 2 billion people in developing countries that have little or no access to the electricity grid.
Added by Zoe Kusnierz on May 18, 2011 at 6:10am —
I've found the perfect power player.His name is Mr.Johnston.He works for the towns True Value store.Well he is a power player , because on his spare time he goes out and changes light bulbs and other eclectic supplies.Sometimes if he's in the neighborhood I'll go and help him. He preaches the word of saving energy.
Added by Ivan Ramirez on May 13, 2011 at 8:15pm —
"Freeplay Foundation" is distributing LifeLights to poor people in developing countries. Kerosene lanterns, and candles are too dangerous for use, so they wanted to give them something safer. Lifelights are charged by solar power, and wind up technology.
Added by Tracee Tairney on April 21, 2011 at 4:57pm —
I searched for creative ideas to produce electricity. I found something in a Focus Online Article. They report about 3 ideas but they do not have to be taken too seriously. Continue
Why don't we try to produce energy in everyday life? A supermarket in Sainsbury has installed kinetic plates in the parking lots. When a car drives over the plates, energy is created and operates the cash register at the supermarket. Why don't we use these plates on busy streets?
Another idea comes…
Added by Timo on April 18, 2011 at 12:13pm —
For this post I thought I would include this interesting talk from none other than Bill Gates who is investing huge sums of money in useful things through the foundation he set up.… Continue
Added by Chris Delamer on May 11, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Find a POWER PLAYER: someone who is working on an amazing electricity or sustainable energy project. Share your discovery with
Thirty years before the Toyota Prius got the attention of an energy-anxious nation, a starry-eyed inventor named Victor Wouk built a hybrid gas-electric vehicle that sipped fuel at half the rate of virtually all other cars on the road. This man was a genius because he created something that would change the world. He combined an electric… Continue
Added by Alberto on May 11, 2010 at 7:59am —
Most energy experts agree that there will not be a single solution for sustainable energy. Rather there will be a complex combination of solutions that are adapted and refined over time.
This means that there is a "long tail
" effect to be considered in any energy policy. It will be up to many individuals to make many small changes in their lifestyles before we can see significant change in fossil fuel…
Added by Phil Houtz on May 6, 2010 at 5:00am —
Have you ever thought about watching TV lying down on the beach and enjoy both of your favorite TV show and the cool breeze blown from the ocean? That was just an imagination UNTIL the portable wind turbine called "A Rose Wind Turbine" was invented. Continue
I couldn't get the name of the inventor ***(An agent named 'Jean Frankly commented for me and told me that 'The designer is Imran Lobania, a 22 year old designer from England'.…
Added by Ellen Ko on May 4, 2010 at 3:30pm —
After I searched the internet for a bit, I found this product that is "the greenest water heating device in the world. I came across it on the website http://energyinnovationsllc.com/home-solutions/zero-energy/
The actual product's website is http://www.zewh.com/
. This product is called ZeroEnergy Water Heater. I believe this product is still fairly new because on the website, it states… Continue
Added by Victoria on May 1, 2010 at 4:39am —
Francis Yamba is the Director of the Centre of Energy, Environment and Engineering in Zambia. According to the Web site, Yamba helps with a programme which brings sustainable development by supporting businesses pioneering energy solutions in devloping countries.
Visit http://www.unep.org/OurPlanet/imgversn/143/yamba.html for more information.
Added by Justin Joseph on April 25, 2010 at 11:25pm —
After hearing about a friend's attempt to make a magnetic windmill to generate kinetic energy, I had to know more. I did some research in that area and found out that I was misinturrpreting his project. I was under the impression that he was going to create a generator that works off of the negative to create a push and therefore being able to create a turbine that would allow for unlimited energy. Looking further into this I found that it is much more complicated than that. But here is the… Continue
Added by Philip Yango on April 25, 2010 at 7:27am —
This is an innovation that combines exitisting technologies to use thermo-dynamics to reliably drive a wind turbine.
"The solar updraft tower is a proposed type of… Continue
Added by Angela B on April 24, 2010 at 4:30am —
There is a family that is connected to my college that is building a new energy efficient home. They have installed windows that implement solar power as well as a compost to recycle food and produce reusable soil. Continue
Added by Kelsey Wiggins on April 20, 2010 at 6:30pm —
One social entrepeuner was Jessica and some friends who have created the sOccket, a soccerball that can help power technology. She has taken this idea and made prototypes and brought them too South Africa and Kenya. The sOccket ball generates cheap, clean, off-grid electricity when rolled. It also captures the energy from impact that is normally lost to… Continue
Added by Ziara Verdesoto on April 19, 2010 at 9:02pm —
When i searched the word electricity i foucd a post up about suger being able to power a battery, So that you can talk longer and guilt free. I think that this is a great idea. I'm really excited because think about it if we could use everyday thing to fuel the things in our lives then we could reduce polution by god know's how much. If we keep coming up with revolutionary ideas… Continue
Added by Allesia Krank on April 15, 2010 at 8:55pm —
I think that people like jessica are innovators in our society trying to help people who need it in theses third world countries and where there is little to no electricity and there is only electricity for the rich. she took an idea that everyone can use which is use a soccer ball to create electricity there is also Hugo who showed people that they can use the dirt in there own backyard for electricity.
Added by Melissa on April 13, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Amory Lovins is actively trying to lecture and let people know how to change their ways and reduce consumption of oil and fossil fuels. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he advises the government and worldwide major firms on how to save energy and resources efficiently. He wrote books on reducing consumption by making a commitement to a policy that rewards social innovation. This will motivate people to see his reasoning, and make small sacrifices with commitment to follow a sound energy-saving… Continue
Added by Hardy Chen on April 12, 2010 at 5:06am —