The aim of The Cool 100 Book is to document
100 inspiring, educational and practical examples of sustainable and
accessible energy supply solutions created by, or suitable for, isolated
communities in the cooler regions of the world.
The Cool 100 Book project was derived from
the NordSESIL project (the Nordic
Network for Sustainable Energy Systems in Isolated Communities). NordSESIL
was a research and networking project that was funded by the Nordic Energy
Research organisation in collaboration with the UNEP Risø Centre and a
consortium of industry and community partners from 2007 to 2010. The goal of
the NordSESIL project was to improve the capacity of communities in isolated
areas of the Nordic region to access sustainable energy solutions by
creating and stimulating a network of relevant and motivated stakeholders.
The network aimed to provide a framework for
communication and knowledge sharing and to become a forum for motivated
participants who wanted to find relevant partners and the knowledge and
skills required to “get sustainable energy projects happening” in isolated
areas of the Nordic region.
The creation of an online wiki-styled
“Knowledge Hub” for the documentation of relevant projects and activities
was a key element of the project, and was developed in a manner that would
ensure the information would remain available and open for on-going
contributions upon the completion of the formal project.
The Cool 100 book is located on this hub at
Please feel free to visit the site and contribute an additional project, or
update information on a current project.