Congratulations to SimGas! They've been chosen as a finalist for the 2018 Climate and Clean Air Award. This award recognizes exceptional contributions toward reducing short-lived climate pollutants, which contribute about 40% of the manmade heat energy being added to the planet every year.
Husk Power Systems generates electricity sustainably, producing almost no carbon, and by using rice husks that would normally be wasted. The charred rice husks that remain after the gasification process are then used to make incense sticks, a process that employs local women.
EDF will share its experience selling and installing off-grid solutions for residential customers and its knowledge of Central and West African markets."We’re excited, as this partnership gives us the opportunity to work with EDF to increase rural productivity,” said SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim.
Great news for SunCulture is also great news for smallholder farmers in Africa! SunCulture CEO Samir Ibrahim is looking forward to a productive partnership with the EDF Group, and to working together to increase rural household productivity across the African continent.
EDF's investment in SunCulture means increased sales capacity and expanded access to farmer credit in Kenya, and the ability to expand into West Africa. SunCulture's products have already saved almost two billion liters of water, and have increased farmers' incomes while cutting their costs.
iDE uses a market-based approach to make technologies for better agriculture more readily available to farmers in developing countries. A great example is Powering Agriculture Innovator Futurepump, a business that iDE helped create. Their Sunflower Pump is successful in several developing markets.
Congratulations to SunCulture! They've closed an investment round with the EDF Group, one of the world’s largest electric utility companies and a global leader in low-carbon energy. EDF joins SunCulture’s existing institutional investors, Energy Access Ventures and Partners Group.
Husk Power Systems and First Solar are helping India achieve complete household electrification by December 2018 by using a hybrid system. Solar power provides electricity and charges batteries for nighttime use during the day. A biomass gasification system is used as a backup.
Husk Power Systems has been recognized by YourStory one of five Indian companies that are taking especially bold and innovative strides to ensure intergenerational equity, and that are working for a cleaner and better planet.
iDE Bangladesh's Riasat Alam is a co-author of "Designing a Solar Microgrid System for Powering an Off-grid Fish Hatchery and Nearby Households in Bangladesh". This system the paper outlines has the potential to increase demand and profits, and to strengthen local economic prospects.
Claro Energy's solar water pumps are a great solution in remote, off-grid regions. Plus, farmers can earn extra income by selling surplus energy. Another Claro innovation: e-rickshaws that bring pay-per-use solar panels to farmers, who can then irrigate using RFID cards, cash or micro-finance.