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Renewable energy

Energy is vital in helping people lift themselves out of poverty.

These videos highlight some of the problems caused by lack of energy access and some of different ways Practical Action has helped communities install small scale renewable energy.

Solar power in Peru

Shows the story of how a family’s life has changed since having access to solar power. (English subtitles)

Access to energy – fighting poverty

An introduction to the importance of energy access in fighting poverty, and a short overview of Practical Action’s work.

Micro-hydro in Peru

Describes the micro-hydro power being used for electricity in Peru and how it enhances the people lives.

Energy for all – Grace Mukasa

Grace Mukasa, Practical Action’s Eastern Africa director, discusses the importance of access to energy.

How one lamp can make a difference

In Nepal, a father in a remote village explains how the introduction of one small solar powered lamp (called a ‘tuki’) has made a difference to his family’s way of life.

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