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Aug. 8, 2017

Ariya Leasing, a subsidiary of Ariya Capital, Ltd., provides financing for solar power systems to businesses, with a special focus on the agricultural sector. Access to solar power will allow Bondet Farm to save on energy costs, and to operate with a reduced environmental impact.

Aug. 4, 2017

Ecoligo has launched a new project on its crowdinvesting platform, shortly after installation has begun on the startup’s first two crowdfinanced solar systems. The financing volume is 144,000 € and will be managed by Ariya Capital.

Jul. 31, 2017

A low-cost solar fish pond aerator designed by the University of Toronto could boost yields in most of the world’s aquaculture operations. Most artificial ponds worldwide are on family farms and other small-scale operations in developing countries.

Jul. 28, 2017

Futurepump was among the winners of the 2017 Ashden Awards, which aim to highlight “the best in sustainable energy”.

Program Updates

Jul. 27, 2017

In this Issue: Gender Guides and an updated sustainable energy reader are available. PAX workshop planned for October. Congratulations to Futurepump and SunCulture! Powering Agriculture innovators in the news: Husk Power Systems, Claro Energy, Futurepump, the University of Toronto and Ariya Capital.

Apr. 27, 2017

EarthSpark graduation! GIZ hosts partners meeting. Motivo Engineering's progress. Promethean Power in new partnership. iDE, KickStart International, & SunDanzer at VentureWell Open. Futurepump & SunCulture shortlisted for Ashden Awards. 5 Powering Ag Innovators on Companies to Inspire Africa list.

Video

Motivo HARVEST Build and India Deployment Video
May. 31, 2017

Motivo's HARVEST—Hybrid Agriculture/Road Vehicles with Electricity Storage and Transformation—is a  multi-purpose platform that provides power for plowing, well-drilling, cold storage, and transportation, all while decreasing operating expenses by more than 60% when compared to a diesel tractor.

Futurepump: What Our Customers Say
May. 15, 2017

The Futurepump SF1 solar pump gets excellent reviews from happy users! Hear what farmers have to say about this low-cost, low-maintenance solar pump. 

KickStart International's Stanford Engineering Hero
Feb. 24, 2017

KickStart International's Dr. Martin Fisher was chosen as one of Stanford University's 2016 Engineering Heroes. He accepted his award on February 7th, and delivered a talk at Stanford University entitled "Engineering a Path Out of Poverty."