Promethean Power manufactures thermal energy-powered milk chillers that have had a giant impact in India. Small diary farmers, as well as distributors like Hatsun, Heritage groups, Mother Dairy, and Amul India have profited from the ability to chill milk quickly and safely.
Claro Energy has either deployed or is managing about 6,500 solar pumping systems in 15 Indian states, and expects to increase that to as many as 15,000 by March 2018. "Everyone is realizing that solar pumps make sense for both the end-user as well as state governments."
Husk Power Systems' simple and effective technology supplies low-cost electricity to villages in India. One outcome of having access to low-cost electricity has been the setting up of a night school for children. Today, HPS runs in 300 villages, and has saved 9,244,800 liters of kerosene.
SunCulture was chosen as a New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This is an especially big feat, since this year there were 170 applicants—a record number. Winners were honored at the New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit in New York. Congratulations to everyone at SunCulture!
Indian cleantech startups often struggle to find the talent needed to build an effective team. From "feet on the street" to senior leadership, authentic knowledge of the complex Indian market is key. A leader in this developing market, Promethean is being watched as they negotiate these challenges.
Congratulations to SunCulture, Futurepump, Husk Power Systems and EarthSpark's offshoot, SparkMeter—they've all been identified by the London Stock Exchange Group as being among Africa’s most inspiring small & medium-sized enterprises!
KickStart and VisionFund have created an exciting new partnership that will offer farmers in sub-Saharan Africa access to credit needed to purchase and implement irrigation systems. Over the next five years, they hope to provide 100,000 farmers—and 400,000 children—greater access to water for crops.
Futurepump's innovations change lives! Kenyan farmer Evans Shikuku recently bought a calf with the savings he realized by irrigating with a Futurepump solar pump. "The solar pump has helped me buy a cow to feed my family in addition to making an extra coin from the sale of milk,” said Shikuku.
Congratulations to Powering Agriculture innovators Futurepump and SunCulture! They're both finalists for the 2017 Ashden International Award. Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are a globally recognized measure for excellence in the field of green energy
A team at the University of Toronto has created a device that mixes pond water using heat from the sun. It requires no electricity, has no moving parts and can be manufactured and maintained locally from readily available parts. This device could put aeration in reach for impoverished farmers.
Promethean's system allows for chilling milk at source, which is a win-win for dairy plants and farmers. Dairies get milk with less microbial load and spoilage possibility; farmers benefit from a more flexible delivery time and increased herd size. They can also expect to fetch a better price.