Tilburg University, the Netherlands, praises the realization Rural Spark is achieving in rural India, putting theory into practice. Harmen van Heist, co-founder of Rural Spark is alumni of the university at which he specialized in ‘Base-of-the-Pyramid’ (BoP) strategies. During his … Continue reading
Crowdfunding Website Launched
Rural Spark spends a lot of time in attracting funds and investors. This is a time-consuming process which delays our work in the field. Our strength is in implementing smart energy networks in India directly, ...
Photo Impression – pilot project 2
Photo's taken during the pilot project in and around Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh, India). In March & April 2012, the Rural Spark team worked in Jabalpur for two months to start building sustainable Rural Spark energy networks. Click ...
Enabling Sustainable Energy Access Through Social Entrepreneurship
In developed countries, energy supply is currently not a issue for consumers, there is always energy available. In developing countries, this is not so evident. Most of current energy suppliers focus on centralized energy generation ...
After a month of hard work in India, Rural Spark is proud to say that we officially started scaling up our model in the Gaya district in Bihar. Together with one of our local facilitation partners Basix, we set the … Continue reading
From 21st of February till 21st of March, Rural Spark is in Bihar to work together with our local partners Basix and Garv to enable 2 new entrepreneurs to generate, use and share clean energy. These 2 entrepreneurs allow us … Continue reading
For creating smartly distributed energy, Rural Spark grows the network through entrepreneurs. These villagers, becoming ‘Local Energy Suppliers’, shape the network by sharing energy with their fellow villagers and exchanging surpluses with other Energy Suppliers in the network. Who are … Continue reading
Already for over a year Rural Spark is in contact with Cofely GDF SUEZ. Many employees of Cofely are very enthusiast about the projects of Rural Spark. The cooperation between us and them gives many interesting opportunities. On the one … Continue reading
During the Borrel of the Pyramid, we introduced the essence of our initiative, and innovative approach, to approximately 40-50 social entrepreneurs in the Hub, Amsterdam. Having introduced them to our approach, we challenged the participants to think along using this … Continue reading
Rural Spark spends a lot of time in attracting funds and investors. This is a time-consuming process which delays our work in the field. Our strength is in implementing smart energy networks in India directly, back us to let us … Continue reading
Rural Spark is very honored by the support and sponsoring received by Cofely GDF SUEZ. Not only we are looking at very interesting projects for cooperation, also their support is most supportive. Cofely GDF SUEZ decided to provide Rural Spark … Continue reading
New perspectives for innovative solutions From November 29th till December 1st, the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) organized the Smart Grid Cooperation Event in Ahmedabad, India. Invited by the German research institute Fraunhofer, Harmen went to represent Rural Spark … Continue reading
BOPinc invited Rural Spark to visit a masterclass of social entrepreneur expert Al Hammond in The Hague last wednesday. With his great experience Al Hammond together with the 30 participants discussed the most urgent bottlenecks for rural electrification. One of … Continue reading