Three sustainable energy trail blazers working in East Africa—Futurepump, Haileybury Youth Trust and Mobisol—have all won a 2017 Ashden Award, the world’s leading green energy awards.
The area most ripe for immediate collaboration is solar irrigation, which is already scaling rapidly in India. Husk Power Systems, Futurepump and Claro Energy are building commercial bridges between the two regions.
Congratulations to Futurepump! They're the proud winner of the 2017 Ashden International Award for Energy and Water. This prestigious award recognizes Futurepump as a leader in the field of solar irrigation for remote, off-grid smallholder farms.
While SunCulture’s ‘Pay-As-You-Grow’ model has succeeded in making their technology accessible to most farmers, its success depends on farmers being able to generate a steady income from the sales of their produce.
The Transform India Conclave and Awards has recognized Husk Power Systems as a game-changer in India, noting that they've brought about positive impact through their innovative service and sustainable power solution.
Ten years later, while Husk Power Systems expands their hybrid solar-biomass plants to rural communities in Africa, their technology is still powering villages, and changing lives, in India.
Promethean Power manufactures thermal energy-powered milk chillers that have had a giant impact in India. Small dairy farmers, as well as distributors like Hatsun, Heritage groups, Mother Dairy, and Amul India have profited from the ability to chill milk quickly and safely.
Claro Energy has either deployed or is managing about 6,500 solar pumping systems in 15 Indian states, and expects to increase that to as many as 15,000 by March 2018. "Everyone is realizing that solar pumps make sense for both the end-user as well as state governments."
Husk Power Systems' simple and effective technology supplies low-cost electricity to villages in India. One outcome of having access to low-cost electricity has been the setting up of a night school for children. Today, HPS runs in 300 villages, and has saved 9,244,800 liters of kerosene.
SunCulture was chosen as a New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This is an especially big feat, since this year there were 170 applicants—a record number. Winners were honored at the New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit in New York. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
Indian cleantech startups often struggle to find the talent needed to build an effective team. From "feet on the street" to senior leadership, authentic knowledge of the complex Indian market is key. A leader in this developing market, Promethean is being watched as they negotiate these challenges.