Green Technology

Don Roberto, our driver, stomps down on the accelerator but our car continues to roll downhill. We've lost traction on the steep road to El Aguacate, a remote village perched on top of a mountain in Boaco, Nicaragua. We need to get there to interview Maritza, a client of Global Partnerships' partner, MiCrédito. I begin to worry that we won't make it.

Tags: Central America   field visit   Green Technology   impact   impact in action   Latin America   Nicaragua   off-grid   solar energy   solar light   solar lights   solar technology   

In the early 2000’s, the first solar lighting companies focused on Base of the Pyramid (BOP) customers began to emerge, producing small solar products designed for affordability and durability.

Tags: Green Technology   last mile   off-grid   solar home system   solar lights   solar technology   

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be providing an in-depth look at our emerging work in the GreenTech space. In part 1 of our 3-part series, we talk about why we decided to launch our GreenTech work with investments in solar lights.

Tags: developing countries   Green Technology   Latin America   Nicaragua   renewable energy   solar light