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News

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

Powering Agriculture’s Lessons Learned Webinar: Energy Technologies for Agriculture
Apr. 6, 2020

For six years, Powering Agriculture supported the development of clean energy technologies for the agriculture sector, including micro-grids, cold storage, and agro-processing. Many valuable insights regarding the challenges of supporting the private sector in scaling these transformative technologies through commercial efforts were gained during this time, and they were reflected upon during the Grand Challenge’s final learnings webinar. Watch the full presentation now.

Powering Agriculture: Our Innovators
Mar. 12, 2020

For six years, Powering Agriculture supported 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.

Follow the stories of Claro Energy, University of Georgia Research Foundation, and Futurepump, three Powering Agriculture innovators whose innovative solar irrigation and cold storage technologies have improved their communities' livelihoods.

Final Innovator Reflections: Claro Energy
Mar. 12, 2020

Follow the story of Claro Energy and the innovator behind the business, Soumitra Mishra. Claro Energy provides off-grid solar power pumping solutions to power-deficient regions in India. The company was established in 2011, with the objective of harnessing solar power to pump ground water. Claro’s solar water pump solutions can have broad application across irrigation, agriculture, drinking water, and urban settings.

Final Innovator Reflections: University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF)
Mar. 12, 2020

Follow the story of EvaKuula and the innovator behind the technology, Dr. William Kisaalita, a professor at the University of Georgia whose nonprofit entity, the University of Georgia Research Foundation, developed a biogas-powered milk chiller benefits smallholder dairy farmers by decreasing milk spoilage and increasing production and profits and biogas for lighting and cooking.