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Living off the grid

This was the first meeting in the series and our three 'Expert witnesses' helped us to get an overview on off-grid situations and to explore existing approaches and possible challenges while using local resources. 

Our first witness, Professor Sir Brian Heap, Scientific Advisor of the 'Smart Villages Initiative' joined Dr Heinz Ossenbrink, Head of Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit, Institute for Energy and Transport,  European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy and Dr Muhammad Tayyab Safdar, Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies and a member of the Tutor Panel at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), University of Cambridge.