Renewable energy

Climate Change

We believe that Renewable Energy is a critical element in the fight against environmental degradation and climate change. Read about our Climate Change engagement

Clean, safe, and environmentally-friendly cook stoves

Clean cook stoves, a valuable investment for women entrepreneurs. Read more

Biogas Programmes: clean cooking, lighting, and more

SNV coordinates national Biogas programmes in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Read more...

Solar technology for job creation

SNV supports solar technology projects to illuminate communities and create job opportunities for the youth and rural populations Read more…


SNV-supported domestic biogas programmes improve life for 2.9 million people.

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Providing homes and work places the solar power they need.

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Latest news

From emerging towns, to some of the world’s fastest developing cities, managing human waste remains a big problem.
Health, kids, crops, and cows are improving since the Soza Urbina family installed a digester to capture biogas and bio-slurry on their farm.
With the support of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, SNV inaugurated a centre that will test stoves for improved quality and production standards, aiming to better respond to the needs of the consumers.
On a hot, sunny July day, representatives from SNV, MTN, and INETS paid a visit to two villages in rural Benin to assess progress on the testing of the Power out of Poverty Solar cart.
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Renewable energy

We believe that Renewable Energy is a critical element in the fight against environmental degradation and climate change. Currently, billions of people are challenged by access to affordable and reliable energy. Energy policies have largely focused on large-scale infrastructure for urban populations, whilst energy poverty has rarely been the entry point for policy development. As a result, small-scale supply for the needs of rural and peri-urban homes and SMEs, has received little attention or support.

Availability of clean and reliable sources of energy is an essential part of economic development and with poverty reduction. Leapfrogging energy poverty can be done by offering renewable energy options where there is no access to fossil energy, and SNV is committed to increasing renewable energy access, but also revenue generation and job creation, while fostering an enabling environment for the development of sound policies.


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