Clean Energy & Clean Technology

Sankalp Africa Awards 2015: Semifinalists Announced

by Team Sankalp

Sankalp Africa Awards 2015 announces 16 high-impact and scalable African enterprises as their semi-finalists. This second edition of Sankalp Africa Awards 2015 received more than 180+ applications from 5 African countries. Around 68% of the applicants were from the East African countries of Kenya and Uganda, reflecting in a sense the strength and maturity of […]

Nov 25, 2014

5 Demands of Environment-focused Enterprises

by Zainab Kakal

On World Environment Day today, it’s only fitting that we highlight the most critical needs of social enterprises working in clean energy, water and sanitation. Why clean energy, water and sanitation? Because three billion people in developing countries rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating, one and a half billion people are without electricity […]

Jun 5, 2014

Reaching the BoP: Micro-grid Payment and Metering Solutions – Part 2

by Sowmya Suryanarayanan

Part I of the article highlighted the need for decentralized energy solutions, and various products and services offered by private enterprises to meet the energy needs of rural poor households. Fixed Payments and Metering Solutions Commercial micro-grid enterprises with solutions to provide reliable power supply, are gradually building trust among low-income consumers. Mechanisms to enhance payment […]

Jun 5, 2013

World Environment Day Tweetchat: How are businesses addressing environmental issues?

by sankalpforum

Social innovation has been hard at work, devising and applying creative ideas to solve development issues. Enterprises like Sakhi are addressing indoor air pollution with their biomass stoves, and reducing domestic dependence on conventional cooking fuel like charcoal. Businesses like Claro Energy are using solar panels to power tube wells.

Jun 3, 2013

Sector RoundUp: Dec 2011

by sankalpforum

IFC to Invest upto 20 Percent in Zephyr Peacock and Aloe Environment Fund Aloe Environment Fund is targeting to raise between $265 – $400Mn for its fund III that will focus on investments in the clean energy sector. IFC has proposed an equity investment of $25Mn or upto 20 percent of the total commitment to […]

Dec 5, 2011

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