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Description:

One doesn't have to look far to find social entrepreneurs working on a range of projects, including crowdsourcing new technological innovation and creating web-based tools to improve the delivery of public services. The Energy Map initiative was designed to pioneer methods to bring affordable renewable energy to the 1.5 billion people around the world that don't have access to these resources. The project was started by the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University and the Ayllu Initiative. The materials on the site include the energy map, and sections that include "Technologies" and "Business Models". First-time visitors should check out the introductory video on the homepage that will help them learn how to use and interpret the map. The map gives users the ability to track and locate where different energy projects are underway and they can also use the map to see where the energy needs are most dire. Moving along, the "Technologies" area gives a bit of background about the new and interesting energy sources that may be most effective in providing energy access in the developing world. Finally, the "Business Models" area provides a rigorous look at different aspects of those businesses involved in these enterprises, such as affordability, financing, and scaling.

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  • Science > Technology
  • Social Studies > World History

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Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Technical Education (Lower Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Social studies -- World history,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20111121154817657T,General Public,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Technical Education (Upper Division),Technology,Social Sciences,Graduate/Professional,Science -- Technology

Language:

English

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