In less than a decade, Bangladesh has achieved something unique and extraordinary in the rural developing world: solar power for its off-grid population.

Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries, is home to the world’s largest off-grid PV market. This is a market like no other.

It owes its success to unique partnerships, outstanding leadership, enterprising rural companies— and a little bit of luck.

This is its amazing story, told from the different points of view of the people who made it happen:
THE MARKETMAKERS


To be published October 2018

The author
Nancy Wimmer is an entrepreneur and advisor to the
World Council of Renewable Energy
She specializes in Microfinance and Rural Electrification.
Meet her at www.microSOLAR.com

Nancy Wimmer and M.Yunus Nobel Laureate          Nancy Wimmer and Fouzul K. Khan Founder Director IDCOL



Witness the economic and social innovations of Grameen Shakti, sister company of the Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank.

Shakti masters the art of rural business, letting eight million people benefit from light, electricity,and additional income. This is a market like no other.

Shakti is the vanguard model for tackling the enormous market of a billion villagers living far from the electric grid in developing countries.

Read about Shakti's inner mechanics, services, strategies and values, and understand its success.

Deutsche Ausgabe  German language edition



Concepts are prime tools to describe a technical system, an organization and the products and processes of an industrial domain. Models and designs use a myriad of concepts – some of them quite complex.

How to design concepts to describe artifacts like a clinic or a communications network? How to conceive a complex artifact—its many aspects, characteristics, structures and functions?

And if many concepts must fit together in one model like the pieces of a puzzle: How to design a toolkit of concepts?
This story tells the quest for concepts. —by Klaus and Nancy Wimmer— new



The story passes through the world of artificial intelligence, philosophy and organized crime. Meet gamblers, hackers, aesthetes, and a touch of genius—and be carried away.

A technological marvel seduces its creator, leaving him stranded inside Gödel‘s curse—the inevitable bane of complex systems.

Kalós kai agathós—Good & Beauty belong together. This ancient wisdom advances an intelligent machine exploring the world.

—by Klaus Wimmer—
   Deutsche Ausgabe  German language edition: Der Bot liebt phi—Cyberkrimi

Klaus Wimmer, an engineer and IT specialist, served industry for many years. His doctoral thesis focused on knowledge representation and modeling. He enjoys writing entertaining stories inspired by Artificial Intelligence.

Klaus Wimmer

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