Poisoned chickens crack clean energy glass ceiling in Kenya

Lydia Waithera was looking for ways to keep her birds alive through the cold nights. By burning briquettes, she is now one of the few women playing a key role in Kenya’s renewable energy sector. » Read more

Frontier Markets provides solar lighting to India’s poorest communities

In sun-drenched Rajasthan, Ennovent Network member Ajaita Shah is looking to provide solar-powered lighting solutions to some of the state’s poorest citizens through her social enterprise Frontier Markets. » Read more

Terra Watt Prize: New Competition Seeks Affordable Energy Solutions for the Poor

In a sustainable energy call-to-arms, National Geographic has launched the Terra Watt Prize, a competition to identify and implement cleaner, safer, and cheaper alternative energy solutions to communities that do not have access to the electrical grid. » Read more

Boond delivers clean water and electricity in rural India

In the north of India, a company called Boond has created a business model that may hold promise for much of rural India. Boond sells products to improve the lives of rural Indians. These include solar lighting options, water purification products, as well as items for pest control. With these products, Boond hopes to improve life in rural India. » Read more

Barefoot Power wins Intersolar Award for off-grid lighting project

Ennovent’s Impact Investment Holding investee company, Barefoot Power recently won the Intersolar award for its solar powered LED tube lights that powers handlooms and provides light for up to 12 hours of weaving a day. » Read more

Methane from sewage now used as cooking gas

Novel project by Tambaram municipality generates gas from sewage in Bharat Nagar public toilet. Read more about this unique initiative now » Read more

Barefoot Power looks to reduce the cost of living off-grid in India

Over 1.5 billion people globally lack access to clean and reliable energy because of limited connectivity to electricity grids. In India, Barefoot Power is reducing the cost of those living off the grid through their unique products and distribution approaches. Read more about their journey in India. » Read more

Join us for a Tweet Chat on World Environment Day

Join Ennovent and Sankalp Forum for a Tweet Chat this World Environment Day to discuss how private enterprises can promote renewable energy practices. Follow the #1earth hashtag to stay up to date on the conversation. » Read more

AVANI-Caring for the earth: Harnessing the destructive energy of pine needles for rural energy needs

AVANI converts destructive pine needles in to clean and affordable energy for incomes, biodiversity regeneration and reducing carbon emissions. » Read more

Healthy Cooking: Prakti design

Moving from a Corporate Engineering career to a Social engineering one has been a big shift for Mouhsine Serrar, Founder, Prakti design. But, experience, knowledge and sheer love for engineering, is what made him an entrepreneur. Prakti manufactures fuel efficient cooking stoves for poor communities in 3 countries. » Read more

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