ECAMI won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. The family-owned business has installed thousands of renewable energy systems in rural communities across Nicaragua since it began in 1982.
Marches Energy Agency won an Ashden Award for their Low Carbon Communities project which has mobilised six small communities to cut their carbon footprint by installing renewable energy, carrying out energy audits or creating eco businesses.
Deng Ltd, an established engineering company in Accra, has developed a viable and sustainable business model for the provision of solar-home-systems to rural areas where access to grid electricity is limited. They won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2007.
SWEA won a 2011 Ashden Award for their innovative secondary school programme – Young Energy People (YEP!). YEP! is building young people’s vocational skills, and inspiring them to become dedicated energy-savers through training and practical experience of energy management.
Ashley Church of England Primary School won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. The whole school community has worked together to bring the climate change motive into everything they do.
The winners of the world’s leading green energy awards were announced last night, all of them demonstrating a commitment to address climate change and bring social and economic benefits that radically improve people’s lives. This year, the Outstanding Achievement Award went to International Development Enterprises, India. IDEI won an Ashden Award in 2006 for their treadle pump that farmers use to lift water to irrigate their crops, and lift their families out of poverty and is now scaling up. IDEI hopes that nearly two million pumps will have been sold by 2020.