IEEE Smart Village

Empowering energy impoverished communities by delivering sustainable electricity, educational services and enterprise development.

IEEE Smart Village

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) provides sustainable energy and access to educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in energy-impoverished communities around the world. By bringing together engineers, educators, volunteers, and donors, seed funding and expert guidance is provided to in-community entrepreneurs who develop and sustain clean, renewable energy systems, implement impactful community-based education programs, and operate viable enterprises. The three-pillar approach of ISV is energy + education + entrepreneurship = community transformation.

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) provides sustainable energy and access to educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in energy-impoverished communities around the world. By bringing together engineers, educators, volunteers and donors, seed funding and expert guidance is provided to in-community entrepreneurs who develop and sustain clean, renewable energy systems, implement impactful community-based education programs, and operate viable enterprises. The three-pillar approach of ISV is energy + education + entrepreneurship = community transformation.

93+

projects incubated worldwide

6,000+

PV solar panels installed

300,000+

people in 18 countries lives transformed

IEEE Smart Village News

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Jon C. Taenzer Memorial Fund: Supporting Positive Initiatives Worldwide

Generosity can often have positive and far-reaching effects — and this has never been more clearly demonstrated than by the indelible impact the legacy of Jon C. Taenzer, through the…

Samantha Niyoyita

IEEE Smart Village: Supports Students to Create Global Solutions

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) delivers three interrelated and interdependent pillars – Energy, Education and Entrepreneurship – that empower off grid communities. Since 2015, the centerpiece of the ISV Education pillar…

Dr. Noel N. Schulz

Harnessing the Power of Cumulative Giving

Noel N. Schulz, Ph.D. is no stranger to the act of philanthropy within her field. A nationally-recognized expert in power systems engineering, Dr. Schulz is Washington State University’s (WSU) First…

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