EKOenergy’s Climate Fund

Fundraising for renewable energy projects

EKOenergy consumers of all sizes contribute at least ten euro cents (€0.10) per megawatt-hour to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund.

Through our open and transparent selection processes, these funds are entirely allocated to new renewable energy projects in low- and middle-income countries. Coordinated by experienced non-profit organisations, these projects are comprehensive community-prioritised initiatives that extend beyond installations. They are holistic projects designed to address energy poverty and align with multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals.

EKOenergy was launched in 2013. We were able to fund the first projects in 2015 and, since then, we have financed a total of 120 projects with a combined sum of 4 million euros.

Ensuring a significant positive impact

EKOenergy’s Climate Fund supports a just energy transition in priority communities – those that are often the most impacted by the climate crisis despite contributing the least to it.

Every cent from EKOenergy’s Climate Fund is directed to organisations that coordinate these community projects in collaboration with their local partners. No funds are diverted to cover administration or other expenses of the Climate Fund, ensuring your contribution goes where it matters most.

Our selection processes serve a dual purpose: ensuring both high quality and significant impact, while also playing a pivotal role in managing potential risks. The EKOenergy Secretariat coordinates the selection processes, in which experts from several fields and a group of EKOenergy sellers and corporate consumers are involved on a voluntary basis.

Every project is unique and designed to specifically address the needs of the community where the project is taking place. Solid exit strategies guarantee that the benefits are not fleeting but become a lasting and integral part of the communities.

Climate Stories: Explore the projects we’ve supported

Check out the Climate Stories: leaflets about finished projects page, for a much larger collection of concrete examples of previously funded projects.

30,000 € to provide solar energy to 8 health clinics in Myanmar
35,000 € for a solar-powered water-lifting irrigation system in Nepal
15,000 € for a solar-powered drip irrigation system in the Gambia
85,000 € for safe and affordable solar energy in Sudan
15,000 € for the installation of a mini electric grid in Nyaung Chuang village in Myanmar
25,000 € for solar installations in 2 off-grid communities in Nepal

Overview of previously funded projects

Click on the icon in the top left of the map ( ) to see the full list of funded projects, select all projects of a specific year, and see more information about the projects.

Help us do more

Unfortunately, every year we have to decline numerous promising projects due to insufficient funds. However, you can play a significant role in helping us fund more projects by switching to EKOenergy-labelled energy, selling EKOenergy or spreading the word about us and inspiring others to do the same.

For more information

General information

To stay informed about the renewable energy projects funded through our Climate Fund, there are several ways:

Funding information

If you are interested in applying for funding, please visit EKOenergy’s Climate Fund – Funding Information. There, you can find more details about the open calls, the selection process, and eligibility criteria.