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The opportunities for foreign companies in China’s solar sector are changing

As the European solar market demand continues to decrease and other countries are slow to fill the gap, China’s upstream solar sector will face an even greater oversupply situation throughout 2012-2014.  This oversupply will severely impact the opportunities available to … Continue reading

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Computer-based jobs provide more than a pay check – Part II

In Samasource’s urban partners, some of the indirect benefits to the workers overlap with those of their rural counterparts, such as an increased sense of independence and decision-making power within the family.  However, unlike in the rural setting, the urban … Continue reading

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Computer-based jobs provide more than a pay check – Part I

In India, computer-based jobs provide much more than just income to those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The jobs are helping women and men quietly circumvent longstanding cultural barriers such as caste and gender inequality, providing youth access and exposure to … Continue reading

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Smart Grid in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Thought some of you might like to see a cutting edge smart grid pilot project around the corner from my apartment in Calcutta. This jumble of mayhem is a great represenation of the generally messy state caused by the combination of rapid development, implementation by barely-skilled laborers, and … Continue reading

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Working with Samasource

Aside from an occasional trip to Gold’s Gym to claw back a few pounds of the muscle mass that evaporates each night, I have spent most of my time since June working for Samasource on projects better performed from India … Continue reading

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Checking In

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