Published: Apr. 28, 2015
Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.
Feature Feature Story: Innovators Responded to 2nd Global Innovation Call in Record Numbers!
For its 2nd Global Innovation Call, The Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) sought innovative solutions to support the development and commercialization of clean energy systems for farmers & agribusinesses in developing countries.
Stories from the Field: 2013 Winners in Action
SunDanzer is running field testing of their small-scale, clean energy portable cooling system at Egerton University in Kenya in order to collect technical data and refine the product for local conditions.
In rural areas of Benin and Tanzania, access to modern energy services is extremely limited. Village Industrial Power (VIP) Plants are mini-grid systems powered through the combustion of biomass waste produced at local agricultural processing facilities.
Promethean Power’s episode of In The Making was featured in this Gizmodo article with their new thermal battery technology, which allows milk to be chilled to maintain its quality without electricity.
The Daily Breeze explains how Motivo Engineering’s electric tractor can be charged via solar or standard power means and also be used as a power source.
Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture
Pakistan Ensures Ag Success via Wind Energy
Read how Pakistan is ensuring the success of agriculture.
Nigeria: Using wind Turbines to Tackle Unemployment
Professor comes up with unique ideas to use wind turbines to generate electricity and provide employment for thousands of youths in the unemployment market.
India Reducing Ag Reliance on Coal with Solar
The Government of India has committed to building 11,500MW renewable energy plants by 2019.
Maharashtra distributes solar pumps to farmers and eases air pollution
The Maharashtra government in India will implement the central scheme of distributing solar pumps to farmers in the state on pilot basis.