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News

Jul. 4, 2018

Claro Energy's solar water pumps are a great solution in remote, off-grid regions. Plus, farmers can earn extra income by selling surplus energy. Another Claro innovation: e-rickshaws that bring pay-per-use solar panels to farmers, who can then irrigate using RFID cards, cash or micro-finance.

Jul. 4, 2018

Futurepump is promoting "future-proof" farming in Mozambique, where smallholder farmers are facing increasing temperatures and less predictable rainfall. Solar irrigation helps farmers to make the most of every growing season, giving them more security in a changing climate.

Jun. 21, 2018

The impact investment sector looks for solutions that address social or environmental challenges. Ariya Capital provides cost-effective renewable energy generation and energy efficiency services to farmers with little up-front investment—a boon for farmers, the environment, and for investors.

Program Updates

May. 22, 2018

The Toolbox is now available online, free of charge. It includes informative modules, guidelines, calculation sheets, checklists, and other tools that are relevant to current users. The material is also designed to help provide hands-on guidance to policy makers and financers.

Feb. 26, 2018

In this Issue: The 2018 Powering Agriculture Xcelerator Workshop and Innovator Showcase. Five Powering Agriculture Innovators graduate. Powering Agriculture Annual Report published. Innovators in the news: Promethean Power Systems, African Bamboo, ECO Consult, iDE and Motivo Engineering.

Video

Futurepump's Social Media Is Going on Tour
Apr. 27, 2018

Futurepump's Distributor Tour has begun! They'll be featuring a different distributor, in a different country, every month for the rest of 2018. Follow along to see which country they're visiting each month.

Solar Milk Cooling in Siaya County, Kenya
Apr. 25, 2018

The University of Hohenheim/Germany has been pilot testing a solar milk cooling system that can be operated independently, offering an off-grid solution for remote areas in western Kenya. The system uses solar energy for cooling milk in Kenya and Tunisia.