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Sep. 22, 2017

SimGas's robust growth in Kenya is made possible, in part, by Lendahand crowdfunding. A recent campaign raised  84,400€, which will provide loans to 125 farmers living in Muranga and Meru, enabling them to acquire SimGas biogas systems. A second campaign is now underway.

Sep. 15, 2017

SunCulture and their partner, Professor Lyrical, won the grand prize at “Pitch & Flow”, a rap battle event where social entrepreneurs and underground rappers worked together to translate the stories of their work, and how it's helping to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, into verse.

Aug. 30, 2017

Claro Energy will be installing a 1 MW rooftop solar panel project in Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Gwalior and Jabalpur. This will add to their already impressive footprint in India, where they've installed more than 6000 solar pumps across 16 states.

Aug. 10, 2017

Claro Energy's Kartik Wahi sat down with Rural Marketing to discuss his company's progress, challenges, plans and impact. Their solar pumps change lives—farmers using them grow a larger variety of in-demand crops, see much higher profits, and have more control over their power supply.

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."