SunCulture Kenya is one of the 15 finalist of the Ocean Exchange innovation award

Women working SunCulture Kenya (photo credits: SunCulture)

Women working, SunCulture Kenya (photo credits: SunCulture)

EEP funded project by SunCulture Kenya is one of the 15 finalists to compete for the innovation award

The sixth annual Ocean Exchange, held in Savannah, Georgia, will feature fifteen worldwide solutions with the ability to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature’s resources and the production of waste. The innovators will present the solutions and compete for one of two $100,000 awards
from worldwide sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

This year’s Solutions Inspiring Action are from five different countries, including an EEP supported project SunCulture Kenya. The project is creating a solar powered irrigation system for smallholder farmers to grow high value fruits and vegetables, enabling impactful increases in family income. Read more about the project here>>

The finalists are:
  • Atom Switch Solid State Circuit Breakers by Atom Power: USA (NC)
    Solid-state circuit breaker technology with benefits of safety, dynamic response, control, metering & energy savings in stationary and marine applications.
  • Carbon-Capturing Lightweight Hybrid Composites by RRTC: USA (NJ)
    Carbon-sequestering lightweight hybrid composite material for structural components in land, air, and water transportation.
  • CorPower Ocean: Sweden: Wave Energy Converter (WEC) for cost effective electricity generation, inspired by pumping principles of the human heart.
  • Greening the Coastal Deserts by Atmocean: USA (NM)
    Zero electricity reverse osmosis desalination system powered by renewable wave energy to establish new cropland using drip irrigation of desalinated water.
  • HTC BioProcessor: Sweden
    Cost effective sludge handling system for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants that transforms remaining sludge into renewable, solid, bio-coal fuel.
  • HySiLabs: France
    Unique safe, stable liquid hydrogen fuel, which provides a usage experience similar to current liquid fuels, allowing a smooth transition from fossil to alternative fuels.
  • Q.Rad by Qarnot Computing: France
    A smart, digitally connected heater, the first to use embedded microprocessors as a heat source for use in homes, public buildings, and offices.
  • SAROS Desalination by Eco-H2O Innovations: USA (NC)
    A buoy that converts seawater to drinking water without electricity, using renewable wave energy to power pumps for reverse osmosis.
  • SolarVIA™ by 510Nano: USA (NC)
    Photovoltaic technology to generate solar energy at lower per unit costs by increasing production using off the shelf mounting systems.
  • Solvatten: Sweden
    A combined portable water treatment system and solar water heater for household use in the developing world for safe drinking water, cooking, and hygiene.
  • StingRAY Wave Power by Columbia Power Technologies: USA (VA)
    Cost effective and reliable wave energy system to generate electric power for utilityscale grids.
  • Sun Buckets: USA (IL)
    Cooking device that uses solar energy to help the impoverished cook without the use of biomass-based fuel, open flame, or emissions.
  • SunCulture: Kenya  Solar powered irrigation system for smallholder farmers in the developing world to grow high value fruits and vegetables, enabling impactful increases in family income.
  • Turbulent Hydro by Turbulent: Belgium
    New hydropower technology inspired by the natural shape of a vortex, to provide smart decentralized energy production in a turnkey system with standard components.

Read more>>

Knowledge Exchange Forum – registration has been closed


Fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF)

Nairobi // Tuesday 20 September // the Hilton hotel at 08:00 am 


Due to unexpected high number of registrations, we have exceeded the venue capacity and the registration have been closed. Thank you for all who registered and we look forward to meet you in Nairobi! 

About the event

The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek (June 2016) enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

Read the Agenda of the forum here:

KEF Nairobi September 2016-programme

 

The two days following the KEF, the East Africa Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) will take place next door at the KICC on 21 & 22 September. This will offer you the opportunity to participate in our KEF and the following day attend the opening address of the EAPIC and visit the associated exhibition and technical workshops. For those of you that are able to stay the two additional days, you can also participate at the EAPIC conference. The opening addresses, technical workshops and exhibition of EAPIC are free of charge to attend.

Details on the event can be found at http://www.eapicforum.com/

 


 

ARE Newsletter: Clean Energy Innovative Business Models

Learn more about sustainable business models for off-grid projects in East and Southern African region. Read the ARE (the Alliance for Rural Electrification)’s latest newsletter where the EEP Programme is also featured:

EEP Programme Director Wim Jonker-Klunne talks about innovative business models for solar PV>>

 

 

 

Namibia Invader Bush Project in Etango Magazine

Have you checked our Success Story about the 4MW invader bush biomass project

in Namibia? 

 

The project implemented by Ohlthaver & List (O&L) has been a great success and demonstrates the possibilities of Public-Private-Partnerships is the renewable energy sector. Read an interview about the project in the latest Etango Magazine below
.
“I am excited about what is happening here. This project is a perfect example of the level of thinking, combined with private-public-partnerships that will take us forward,” John Mutorwa, The Minister of Agriculture, Water & Forestry (MAWF) Namibia.
Read the article here: Etango Magazine_July-August>>

ICT playing instrumental role in Mobisol’s successful business model – video

Mobisol Tanzania, the Tanzanian subsidiary of the Germany-based solar service provider Mobisol, has come a long way from a promising EEP pilot project in Tanzania in 2011. Mobisol is now East Africa’s largest rent-to-own solar service provider by capacity installed and a reputable company with 185 permanent employees and over 200 freelancers in Tanzania. Mobisol has so far electrified over 35,000 households in East Africa and has installed more than 3.5MW solar capacity. In total they have saved over 15,500 tons/year of CO2 emissions by substituting fossil fuels. Currently Mobisol is growing at a yearly rate of over 250% and will expand to other East African countries in 2016.

The Mobisol’s business model combines solar energy, mobile technology and microfinance. The ICT plays a key role in the success, enabling the company to use an advance remote monitoring on each individual system sold and follow-up the monthly payments by their customers.

Watch Mobisol’s video:

Read more about the Mobisol project here>> 

Read an article by United Nations Climate Change Newsroom on ‘ICT Helping Tackle Climate Change,
Could Help Cut Global Emissions 20% by 2030″

 

Photo credit: Mobisol Tanzania

Knowledge Exchange Forum – registration

Invitation to attend our


Fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF)

Nairobi // Tuesday 20 September // the Hilton hotel at 08:00 am 


The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek (June 2016) enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

Read the Agenda of the forum here:

KEF Nairobi September 2016-programme

 

UPDATE: Due to unexpected high number of registrations, we have exceeded the venue capacity and the registration have been closed. Thank you for all and we look forward to meet you in Nairobi! 8 September 2016

 

Complete your registration by the 15th of September here>>

Note: To participate in the KEF is free of charges but registration is compulsory! Seats are limited. 

 

 

The two days following the KEF, the East Africa Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) will take place next door at the KICC on 21 & 22 September. This will offer you the opportunity to participate in our KEF and the following day attend the opening address of the EAPIC and visit the associated exhibition and technical workshops. For those of you that are able to stay the two additional days, you can also participate at the EAPIC conference. The opening addresses, technical workshops and exhibition of EAPIC are free of charge to attend.

Note to EEP Project developers: we will be able to give away two free tickets to the full conference (to the EEP projects only) attending our KEF. Register before 30th August and you stand a chance to win!

Details on the event can be found at http://www.eapicforum.com/

 

Block Tuesday 20 September for the next EEP KEF. We hope to see you in Nairobi!


Photo: by Bio2Watt,  Bronkhorspruit biogas plant, South Africa

EEP Project of The Year 2016 Award

The EEP S&EA will be hosting its fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) on the 20th of September 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. During the KEF, we will also announce the winner of the EEP Project of The Year (2016) competition.

Read the 3 simple rules for the nomination here: EEP_ProjectOfTheYear2016

 

We warmly encourage every EEP funded project developer to apply for the nomination!

The finalists will be invited to present their projects in the KEF and where after the winner will be announced.
Next to the award, a speaking slot at the African Utility Week / Clean Power Africa conference in Cape Town has been reserved for the winning project.

Please submit your application by the 15th of September 2016!

 

EEP Project of the Year 2015 was Eco-Fuel Africa. Read more about this inspiring project here>>

 

 

 

EEP Knowledge Exchange Forum on 20 September in Nairobi

The fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) will be held in Nairobi on Tuesday 20 September at the Hilton hotel.

The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received from you as EEP project developers on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

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