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Oct. 4, 2019

Social venture capital investor Acumen has invested an undisclosed amount in a Pune-Boston-based Promethean Power Systems Inc., a refrigerated solutions provider.

Acumen said in a statement that it has invested in a startup from its Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative – a $20 million fund focusses on firms working in the energy sector.

Jul. 24, 2019

Claro Energy will continue its efforts to provide affordable, reliable energy to communities in India through additional support provided by HCL Samuday's Solar Electrification Program, which aims to set up 14 solar mini-grids across 15 villages in Uttar Pradesh to supply uninterrupted power to 900 underserved rural households in the Hardoi district.

Jul. 16, 2019

Innovators from the University of Toronto's Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) has won the top prize in a global competition for inventions with social impact.

Program Updates

Oct. 29, 2019

In this Issue: the Powering Agriculture Policy Round Table. Bulk Procurement Incentives. Stories from the field: Ariya Finergy, Futurepump, and SunCulture. Powering Agriculture at the 2019 Social Capital Markets Conference.

May. 3, 2019

In cooperation with University of Ostfalia in Germany, GIZ has developed an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems. The course will increase knowledge and understanding of SPIS technologies and their adaptability to a variety of farming, cropping, and irrigation systems. The free online course will run June18-July 30, 2019. Registration closes on May 30, 2019.

Apr. 2, 2019

Powering Agriculture Founding Partner GIZ, in coordination with FAO, announces the launch of a quarterly Solar Pumping & Irrigation newsletter, featuring news, research, and event updates from the field of solar pumping and irrigation.

Video

GIZ | Kenya: Energy Efficiency in the tea sector
Sep. 24, 2019

While tea production is an important part of Kenya’s economy, the industry is responsible for high electricity and thermal energy consumption. In order to increase energy efficiency and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while saving on energy costs, GIZ has partnered up with local and international tea organisations and companies (Ethical Tea Partnership, Kenyan Tea Development Agency, Mars Drinks and Yorkshire Tea). The partnership has implemented more than 65 audits in Kenyan tea factories since 2014, resolving in 13.5 million USD savings. Moreover, the project has protected 1.3 million trees from being cut down and saved 10.000 tons of CO². Watch the video to learn more about Kenya’s climate protection efforts in the tea sector.

SunCulture Profile on BBC
Mar. 27, 2019

SunCulture BBC Profile

African Tech 4 Good | Helen, Kenya "Futurepump"
Dec. 3, 2018

Futurepump's SF2 video is a shortlisted entry in the African Technology for Good category of tvebiomovies 2018. Each view counts as a vote, so share this with your friends to help Futurepump bring home the prize. Voting closes on December 21st.