From carbon-negative stoves that use crowdsourced biofuel in rural areas of Rwanda to earth-friendly tequila production in Mexico that is committed to environmental sustainability, these renewable energy social businesses use the naturally re-occurring resources available to them in order to generate electricity. Renewable energy typically uses resources including wind, rain, the sun and geothermal heat.
Founded in 2010, Angaza Design is one example uses a pay as you go scheme in order to provide clean energy to local communities in the less-industrialized world that are considered off the grid. This organization, which uses a members-only system, allows for technology to be delivered in a way that is accessible and affordable. Renewable energy social businesses are growing in the Majority World as well as in the West.
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By: Tiana Reid - Published: Feb 1, 2013