Access to energy is a basic human need yet globally over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. The world’s poor are continuously affected by the low availability of sustainable and reliable energy, with increasing difficulty in remote areas. Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being as well as to countries’ economic development.
SNV’s renewable energy programme targets rural and peri rural areas to provide locally appropriate small scale renewable energy solutions for cooking and heating for domestic households and small scale industries. The focus has been on installation of domestic biogas and improved cook-stoves. SNV’s renewable energy reduces poverty and improves livelihoods through innovative solutions that address: