Congratulations to Claro Energy's founder and director, Mr Kartik Wahi, who was recently presented with the Amity Business School's "Amity Leadership Award for Excellence in the Energy Industry". This award acknowledges Claro's leadership, innovation and performance in the renewable energy sector.
SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim on innovating in Nairobi, Kenya, the “Silicon Savannah” with a thriving startup culture: "With patience, businesses in these markets have an opportunity not only to make money, but also to do so while creating social and environmental value at a very large scale.”
Powering Agriculture Innovator ECO Consult's successful partnership with Wageningen University in the Netherlands was part of the conversation at a recent luncheon hosted by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for Jordan's King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
Futurepump was honored to be invited by the Indian Government to exhibit at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) launch event. The ISA is made up of 121 sunny countries between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and aims to mobilize a trillion dollars of capital behind solar energy by 2030.
SunDanzer has been interested in the off-grid household and small business refrigeration market for years. Their recent win at the Global LEAP Awards presents a great opportunity to meet that call! They're hard at work on finding the balance of price and energy efficiency needed to make it work.
Husk Power Systems' recent funding success demonstrates the power and scope of the social enterprise model. Not only is it possible to do well by doing good, operating with social responsibility can be attractive to investors.
Kickstart International is pivoting from a direct sales model to leveraged partnerships with local NGOs, UN agencies, businesses, microfinance institutions and governments in the effort to help one million more sub-Saharan Africans pull themselves out of poverty by 2023.
In the Indian state of Bihar, power plants run on the rice husks left in the fields after the last harvest. This system is the brainchild of Manoj Sinha, CEO of Husk Power Systems, and the company’s cofounder, Gyanesh Pandey, who knew first hand that electricity was not to be taken for granted.
Motivo's Harvest Mobile Power Platform could be shared, co-op style, among several farmers. Co-owners would sign out units with an app—some call is the "Uberization" of agriculture. Motivo hopes their success in developing countries will attract the attention of U.S. agriculture.
Husk Power Systems is making a big impact within the decentralized revolution. Their success setting up mini-grids and delivering reliable power is not only changing lives in India, it's showing other innovators, and investors, what's possible.
Innovation in India flows to Africa, making a double impact. Husk Power Systems, whose clean tech solution converts biomass waste into electricity, began their work in India, but today, they design, build, own and operate low-cost hybrid power plants and distribution networks in India and Africa.