May 3

Innovators Awarded Funding to Combat Global Energy Access Crisis in Africa and Asia

Energy Catalyst, a UK government-funded programme, has announced its next wave of promising clean energy innovations.

This is Round 8 of the funding programme, designed to accelerate access to sustainable energy in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, with all innovations geared to tackle climate change.

This latest round of awards is part of Energy Catalyst’s efforts to support developing economies by increasing access to clean reliable power and transition from fossil fuels through the commercialisation of new clean energy technologies and business models.

This latest round of funding winners represents market-focused technologies across a range of innovations including next-generation storage batteries, state-of-the-art ventilation and air-cooling system for schools, healthcare facilities and offices, to use of AI and machine learning, and a mobile mini-grid that can be transported from village to village to bring clean energy to remote communities.

Round 8 of Energy Catalyst is targeting innovations that address the energy ‘trilemma’: clean energy, affordable energy and accessible energy, to transform the energy landscape while also addressing gender equality and social inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Photo courtesy of Abbie Trayler-Smith/DFID.

Source: Energy Catalyst (link opens in a new window)

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