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A force to be reckoned with

Harnessing kinetic energy from the gravity of falling rocks, GravityLight produces a safe, renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity. The company aims to promote a sustainable model that creates local jobs, sharpen skills and enhance livelihoods. 

Britain wakes up to the energy of coffee

Millions of us enjoy an energy boosting cup of coffee to help us start the day. But what if that same cup of coffee could also produce energy to help power the planet? A bright new start-up company named bio-bean has found the answer.

Empowering a community through footsteps

In the heart of Morro da Mineira, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, we took a rundown football pitch and powered it with kinetic and solar energy to demonstrate our belief that a mix of innovative ideas can change the way we power communities. It’s time to see if it worked.

A new spin on efficiency

What if we could capture the wind created by passing cars with roadside turbines, and turn it into usable energy?

Making Santa Marta brighter

This is Santa Marta: a favela in Brazil that is home to more than 6,000 people as well as a budding solar project led by Insolar.