Approximately 1.2 billion people in the world have no access to electricity (IEA). The benefits of universal access to modern energy services would be transformational, providing lighting for schools, functioning health clinics, pumps for water and sanitation , cleaner indoor air, faster-food processing and more income-generating opportunities  (UNDP).

One of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals states that by 2030 we will have ”ensured access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (Goal 7) an ambitious target within which engineering must play a central role.

 However, engineering capacity is not evenly distributed throughout the world so at Engineers Without Borders UK

we work together with qualified and experienced UK engineers and partner organisations to  enhance the engineering capacity of renewable energy projects.

We do this by delivering appropriate, context driven solutions for communities in need by supporting scalable approaches that increase resources and infrastructure alongside research and development of innovative technologies.

Our energy related projects use simple, scalable engineering approaches to work on projects that are reducing the cost of renewable energy in off-grid communities, social enterprise modelling for community power generation and design and manufacturing of clean cookstoves.