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

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.

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.