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Climate Fund

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 2017

  • Energy cafe in Tajikistan: We donated € 15,000 to the Norwegian organisation Naturvernforbundet for a project in Tajikistan. In cooperation with a local community organisation they have set up a solar powered energy café in the remote village Nisur.
  • Solar for health centers in Guinée:  € 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.”
  • Home lighting systems for villages in India: € 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.”
  • Solar for schools in Madagascar: € 25,000 went to a project of the Swiss Organisation CEAS in Madagascar. With the money, they will install 3 Solar – powered kiosks at schools in rural villages of Madagascar. 1 Installation is ready. 2 more will follow early 2018. Click here for a pdf with more information.
  • Solar energy for Zululand, South Africa: We donated € 35,000 to a project of the Africa Conservation Trust, South Africa. Their 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”.
  • Solar for schools in Palestinia: A project of the Palestinian organisation Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem got € 30,000. They will install solar installations in schools and other community buildings in Bethlehem.
  • Smart energy kiosks for Togo: € 20,000 went to the Belgian organization Solar without Borders (Solar zonder grenzen) for the installation of 6 more smart solar kiosks and mini grids in Togo. Click here for a pdf with more information.
  • Solar pumps for women in Senegal: EKOenergy donated € 20,000 to Fondem (Fondation Énergies pour le Monde). With the money, they have installed 2 solar pumps in Ouonck, a village in South Senegal, where agriculture is a main economic activity. Click here for a pdf with more information.
  • Solar energy for North-Darfur, Sudan: We donated € 45.000 to a project of the British organization Practical Action, in the village of Barbujat, El Fashir, within the North Darfur state of Sudan. 100 households will get solar lantern sets, which will replace the use of kerosene and wood for indoor lighting. In the local market place where small-scale trading and food and beverage vending are a vital source of livelihoods, 20 solar lanterns will be provided. A solar powered grain mill will replace current unreliable diesel operated mills that frequently break down and are costly to run. This will reduce the need of women to queue around the few functional mills for several hours a day.

Earlier 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.

For more information, see also the booklet “Climate Projects 2016 – Funded by EKOenergy Users“.

Let’s do more

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