Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.
At the Nov. 20, 2015 Powering Agriculture Innovator Showcase in Washington, D.C., the 2015 Innovator Cohort was introduced to the world. Hear what the Founding Partners, Innovators and guest speakers had to say about Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development.
In developing countries, three out of four people living in poverty have incomes tied to agriculture. Powering Agriculture is finding clean energy solutions to help them. Hear some of the voices of Powering Agriculture from Kenya, where only five percent of farmers have electricity.
Millions of farmers in developing countries have no, or poor quality, grid power, limiting the productivity needed to feed growing populations and farmers out of poverty. To address these barriers to development, the Founding Partners have created Powering Agriculture.
Leslie Henry, legal representative for Development Ventures, a Universidad del Valle de Guatemala partner, will be presenting at the Microgrid Policy and Regulation Conference, which will be held on February 20th and 21st in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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.
Learn how Husk Power Systems is part of a new paradigm, wherein sustainable development can be achieved through the adoption of innovative, regenerative activities and services, and where the primary goal is broader social and environmental well-being rather than individual or company profits.
Futurepump is one of a number of enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa that are developing ideas for low-cost, high-quality clean energy products and services. Business-oriented funding for clean energy projects like Futurepump is helping more young people in off-grid villages earn an income.
Manoj Sinha, CEO of Husk Power Systems, has learned a few lessons about fundraising for a social enterprise. Impact companies can raise comparable sums to Silicon Valley startups, though it may take time to validate their business model. Sinha shares details about Husk's road to funding success.
Husk Power Systems Co-Founder and CEO Manoj Sinha speaks to pv magazine about the hybrid mini-grid systems that the company is going to install in India and Tanzania. Sinha also discusses battery technology and Husk’s contributions to India’s 100% electricity plan.