Futurepump's solar irrigation pumps lift farmers out of poverty, encourage the development of businesses and increase access to education for children. Working with funders like Poverty Alleviation Fund makes this technology more accessible, and these life-changing opportunities more possible.
Promethean Power Systems has been selected to partner with USAID's Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program. This will enable Promethean Power Systems to extend their milk chilling technology to farmers in Bangladesh, continuing the work they began in India through Powering Agriculture.
Looking to offer his wife some relief from the Indian heat, Promethean Power Systems co-founder, Sam White, developed the Nano-Ice Cooling Necklace with some of the cooling balls left over from his cooling system. The necklace not only kept her cool, it provides relief to MS and cancer patients.
SunCulture is one of this year's Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative (AAI) grant winners! Working with Microsoft, SunCulture plans to build a digital platform for farmers that will provide data on crops that's been collected from connected sensors and cameras in the field.
In six years, Claro Energy has installed over 3000 off-grid solar pump systems in over eleven states across India, making them one of the front runners in the solar industry today. Their success means that 12,000 more acres of land is under irrigation, which has improved the lives of 100,000 people.
Bangladesh's dairy industry has been identified as their next "thrust sector". Promethean Power's chiller is an example of how increasing efficiency, decreasing spoilage, and helping farmers make a better living through technology is making milk available to more people and creating more jobs.
"Futurepump’s solar-powered irrigation technology is helping farmers irrigate more land and leapfrog to year-round sustainable crop growing which is simultaneously increasing their productivity and income as well as allowing them to move away from polluting fuels." — Ashden Award Judges
Three sustainable energy trail blazers working in East Africa—Futurepump, Haileybury Youth Trust and Mobisol—have all won a 2017 Ashden Award, the world’s leading green energy awards.
The area most ripe for immediate collaboration is solar irrigation, which is already scaling rapidly in India. Husk Power Systems, Futurepump and Claro Energy are building commercial bridges between the two regions.
Congratulations to Futurepump! They're the proud winner of the 2017 Ashden International Award for Energy and Water. This prestigious award recognizes Futurepump as a leader in the field of solar irrigation for remote, off-grid smallholder farms.
While SunCulture’s ‘Pay-As-You-Grow’ model has succeeded in making their technology accessible to most farmers, its success depends on farmers being able to generate a steady income from the sales of their produce.