Sustainable Access to Energy in the Global South

Essential Technologies and Implementation Approaches

  • Silvia Hostettler
  • Ashok Gadgil
  • Eileen Hazboun
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvia Hostettler
      Pages 3-9
  3. Socioeconomic Benefits of Energy Access

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Aaron Leopold, Ewan Bloomfield, Amber Meikle, Lucy Stevens
      Pages 21-32
    3. Benjamin Attigah, Monika Rammelt, Lucius Mayer-Tasch
      Pages 33-47
    4. Lorenzo Mattarolo, Stefano Mandelli, Francesco Romeo, Emanuela Colombo
      Pages 49-58
  4. Up-Scaling Energy Solutions

  5. Potential of Renewable Energy Technologies

  6. Gender-Blind Energy Technology

  7. Targeted Training and Capacity Building Energy Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Natacha Pasche, Janvière Tuyisenge, Ange Mugisha, Edouard Rugema, Alice Muzana, Aline Uwasempabuka et al.
      Pages 235-244

About these proceedings


Presenting the best papers of the 3rd EPFL-UNESCO Chair Conference on Technologies for Development, this publication offers a valuable collection of innovative case studies exploring access to energy and renewable energy technologies in the Global South. It investigates the key determinants for successfully providing energy to resource-poor communities, and examines a wide range of technologies for energy production, distribution, storage and efficient use. Taken together, these case studies deal with the entire life cycle of products and solutions, as well as the complete value chain including all relevant stake holders. The collection also draws upon empirical research conducted in Africa and South America to present critical perspectives on women’s access to technologies in the renewable sector. This publication serves as a bridge between engineers, economists, and other scientists involved in research on the interface between technology and human, social and economic development. It also provides a valuable resource to academics and researchers of the natural sciences, computer science, information management, quantitative social sciences and business studies. 


Empirical Research on Energy in Africa Empirical Research on Energy in South America Energy Distribution in Global South Energy Production in Global South Energy Usage in Global South Energy for Resource-poor Communities Energy from a Global Perspective Essential Energy Technologies in Africa Essential Energy Technologies in South America Renewable Energy Technologies in the Global South Sustainable Access to Energy in the Global South Tech4Dev UNESCO Technologies for Development Value Chain of Energy Technologies Women’s Access to Technologies in Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Hostettler
    • 1
  • Ashok Gadgil
    • 2
  • Eileen Hazboun
    • 3
  1. 1.Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV)Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUniversity of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV)Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20208-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20209-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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