Promethean continues to grow their milk chilling business in India. Using thermal batteries, the tank-based system eliminates the costs associated with using diesel generators, along with GHG emissions.
Motivo's most recent work in agricultural engineering is focused on testing the Greenheart - an automated system that transplants vegetable seedlings.
Husk Power's mini-grids are playing an important role in helping India meet clean energy goals and bringing electricity to Tanzania. CEO Manoj Sinha talks about the challenges and opportunities he's faced along the way.
Futurepump and their solar-powered water pump are among the African AgTech startups highlighted as changing the agricultural landscape with their clean energy solution.
EarthSpark International and their local affiliate, Enèji Pwòp, prioritize training women as clean energy and micro-grid entrepreneurs, seek them out as customers and employees, and encourage them to become "grid ambassadors” who play a key role in reaching out to other women and energy vendors.
Motivo's Harvest tractor is a big battery on wheels. It can be charged using a variety of energy sources, and then stores power on-board and delivers it when and where required, whether to work the fields, pump water, power refrigeration, transport products or people, or even to charge a phone.
SunCulture's RainMaker2 powered by ClimateSmart™ is on the market! Not only can farmers irrigate their fields more sustainably and consistently, and with a reliable source of power, they can now benefit from internet-connected weather stations and soil sensors that provide informative alerts by SMS.
Funding opportunity news: AlphaMundi is seeking high-impact investment opportunities in energy-agriculture companies. Technical Assistance, Research & Development funding, and Gender Workshops are available. The RFP closes February 4, so don't delay!
KickStart, Futurepump and SunCulture have developed affordable and effective technologies that are part of a movement toward farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa. Combined with accessible financing, technical know-how and community buy-in, these tools help farmers toward sustainable success.