Money for climate projects
For each MWh of EKOenergy sold, a minimum of 10 eurocents goes to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. That money is used to finance climate projects that would not have happened without the contributions.
EKOenergy does not set up its own projects, but finances projects managed by experienced organisations.
The projects are selected via a transparent and open selection process, in which sellers and consumers are actively involved. The final decision is taken by the EKOenergy Board.
Climate projects 2015-2016
In 2015 and 2016 we financed the following projects.
- Tanzania: € 40,000 euro to the Italian organization Istituto Oikos for the installation of solar panels on schools in Northern Tanzania.
- Indonesia: € 28,000 to the Dutch organisations HIVOS, for the installation of solar panels on remote schools in Sumba, an Indonesian Island.
- Cameroon: € 38,000 to the Swiss organisation SolAfrica install solar panels on schools and health centers in Southern Cameroon.
- Togo: € 10,000 to the Belgian organisation Solar without borders to install solar kiosks in Togo.
- Nicaragua: € 20,000 the the US organisation Green Empowerment for a project to bring solar to rural areas of Northern Nicaragua.
- Peru: € 5,000 to the international organisation Practical Action, for a project to bring solar energy to remote villages in the Peruvian Andes.
All organisations work in close cooperation with local partners. And all selected projects are part of larger, long lasting and ambitious projects.
We published a booklet highlighting four of the projects we financed last year through our Climate Fund. “Climate Projects 2016 – Funded by EKOenergy Users“.
Climate projects 2017
- We donated € 15,000 to the Norwegian organisation Naturvernforbundet for a project in Tajikistan: ”In cooperation with a local community organisation they want to set up an energy shop and a service center. These will help introduce affordable small solar systems, providing a minimum of light and power for communication. Availability and transport costs are the main barriers for introduction of solar lanterns and solar home systems in remote areas of Tadjikistan. In order to make the cost as low as possible it is necessary to buy and transport in larger quantities. Capital is needed in order to invest in the equipment and bring it out to the consumers.”
- € 15,618 went to the French organisation Santé Sud, for a project in Guinea. ”In order to improve the access to health care for more than 50 000 residents. Santa Sud seeks to provide eco-friendly rural electrification (solar panels) for community doctors health centres.”
- € 17,000 went to a project of the Gram Vikas, India. ”We will install home lighting systems. We’re planning to cover 120 Households in total. Preference will be given to remote communities who are yet to be connected to the main grid, in the remote and interior pockets of the Kalahandi district of Odisha, India.”
- € 25,000 went to a project of the Swiss Organisation CEAS in Madagascar. “They will install 3 Solar – powered kiosks for schools in rural villages of Madagascar”
- We donated € 35,000 to a project of the Africa Conservation Trust, South Africa. ”The Zululand Community Solar Project aims to provide solar lighting systems to families living in the Kwadlakuse and Esikhuthwaneni communities – two deeply rural villages in Northern KwaZulu – Natal. This region forms part of the Zululand District Municipality, one of the poorest districts in South Africa largely due to its history as a marginalised homeland.
- A project of the Palestinian organisation Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem got € 30,000 for the installation of solar installations in schools and other community buildings in Bethlehem.
- € 20,000 went to the Belgian organization Solar without Borders (Solar zonder grenzen) for the installation of 4 more smart solar kiosks and mini grids in Togo and/or Benin.
- The French organization FONDEM got € 20,000 to improve the living conditions of about 150 people by installing 2 solar water pumps in Senegal.
- We donated € 45.000 to a project of the British organization Practical Action, in Sudan. “Practical Action is seeking support from EKOenergy to ensure poor rural households have access to safe, affordable and sustainable energy services through promotion of solar energy in the village of Barbujat, El Fashir, within the North Darfur state of Sudan”
Let’s do more
More projects are waiting. Do you want to help us do more?
- Switch to EKOenergy certified electricity and ask others to do the same.
- We also welcome donations.