Ongoing Climate Fund projects

EKOenergy’s Climate Fund

For each MWh of EKOenergy sold, the seller pays at least 0.10€ to the Climate Fund. With these contributions, we finance renewable energy projects that would not have happened without our support. All supported projects contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

EKOenergy does not set up its own projects, but finances projects of experienced organisations. All projects are chosen via a transparent selection process.

Between 2015 and 2019, we financed 36 projects in 20 countries. See our Climate Fund page for more information about the Fund and for leaflets about the finished Climate Fund projects (2015-2017), or read more about the ongoing Climate Fund projects below.

 

Climate projects selected in 2019

Total amount of financing: 245,000 €

 

Smiling women in colourful clothes in Senegal.

Electrification of two schools and health centers in Ethiopia

EKOenergy pays 40,000 € to install solar panels in two schools and in two health centers in the rural Amhara region in Ethiopia. The project will improve the learning environment and the medical treatment conditions for the local population. At the same time, the solar installations serve as a hands-on training site for future solar technicians. The project will be implemented by the Swiss NGO Solafrica.

 

Photovoltaic equipment for 8 community midwives in 3 rural districts in Madagascar

EKOenergy pays 24,000 € to the French NGO Santé Sud, to make quality healthcare available for everyone in rural areas. Maternal mortality and child deaths are one of the biggest health issues in Madagascar.

 

Installation of 4 on-grid PV systems for poor households in Palestine

Most of the energy consumed in the west bank of Palestine originates from fossil fuels and is very expensive. Solar energy would be a much better and cheaper option. EKOenergy donates 40,000 € to the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ) to promote solar energy and to help families install solar panels at their homes. The project will  improve the living standards and enable evening work for families in Bethlehem.

 

Solar lighting and charging kits to 4 villages in Mangochi district, Southern Malawi

The aim of this project of African Conservation Trust is to improve the access to solar power and lighting in remote areas of Malawi. The project will also test the effectiveness of different rent-to-own options for solar kits. EKOenergy provides 32,000 € to the project.

 

Solar powered pumping systems in the region around Ouonck village, Southern Senegal

EKOenergy pays 25,000 € for the installation of solar powered pumping systems in Southern Senegal. This project will improve the living conditions of the farmers (mainly women) and is expected to increase the agricultural production. The project will be implemented by the French NGO Fondem.

 

Tanzania Climate Fund

Smart solar microgrids in communities in Togo

EKOenergy pays 4,000 € to help Solar Without Borders and Solergie install 2 more microgrids in Togolese villages. Each grid serves 8 households. Households connected to the grid prepay the electricity with their mobile phone and they can become co-owners of the installation within about 4 years.

 

A hauler mill and a saw mill with 20 kWh solar system in Nepal

EKOenergy pays 41,000 € for the installation of a 20 kWh solar system in a Nepalese villages. A local mill and around 200 households will alternatingly have access to the electricity. This project will create capacity building and income generation, will help reduce the school drop ratio and increase the health conditions of the beneficiaries. The project will be implemented by the Nepalese organisation HuRENDEC in cooperation with the Finnish Siemenpuu Foundation.

 

Construction of street lights and charging stations in Mali

This project of Terre Douce d’Afrique aims to generate income and occupation for women and youth for a total of around 1100 beneficiaries. EKOenergy contributes 26,000 €. The implementation and follow-up happen in cooperation with the Finnish Siemenpuu Foundation.

 

Electrification of two maternity clinics in Mali

EKOenergy pays 13,000 € to the Malinese organisation AMAPIL for the electrification of two maternity clinics. This project will improve the health care conditions in the villages served by these clinics. The implementation and follow-up of this project happen in cooperation with the Finnish Siemenpuu Foundation.

 

Climate projects 2018

Total amount of financing: 238,693 €

 

Solar Clinics in Karen State, Myanmar

Green Empowerment and Border Green Energy Team are providing renewable energy to eight clinics, one training center for addiction treatment workers and one school in order to improve medical and education services. They are installing 280-350-watt solar electricity systems and organise training in operation and maintenance. EKOenergy paid 17,735 € to this project.

  • Beneficiaries: Approximately 29,700 people living in Karen villages and refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border.
  • Status: ongoing

 

Safe and healthy schools in Apurimac, Peru

Practical Action is providing access to energy, water and sanitation, as well as information and communication technologies to schools in Apurimac, Peru. The aim is to create safe and healthy schools. EKOenergy gives 28,558 €  to help fund the solar power supply for the project.

  • Beneficiaries: Schools in Apurimac, Peru
  • Status: Ongoing

 

Green energy for development – renewable electricity in rural area of Rakhine State

Istituto Oikos installs a solar mini-grid in a remote area of Thandwe District, in the southern Rakhine State. EKOenergy donates 15,000 € to this project.

  • Beneficiaries: The action guarantees equal access to reliable and renewable energy for 25 households (56 men and 41 women, total 97 persons), living in Nyaung Chaung village, part of the Gwa Township.
  • Status: Ongoing

 

Solar kiosks for Togo

Solar without Borders is installing Smart Solar Nano Grids in Togo. A Smart Solar Nano Grid is an off-grid solar system that provides 8 neighbouring families with sustainable energy on 220V. Every family has his own energy meter. After 4 years the system is paid off and the families become the owner of the solar system. EKOenergy donates 6,000 € to the project.

  • Beneficiaries: 3 kiosks, for together 24 families in 3 Togolese villages.
  • Status: Ongoing

 

Enlightening children’s future, Madagascar

This is a project of the Swiss organisation CEAS. The primary goal of the project is to grant access to electricity to a school in the rural village of Amboanjobe. Meanwhile, it will provide energy-related services to the whole population. A solar kiosk close to the school will allow each class to have access to electricity, allowing the pupils to have better learning conditions. EKOenergy pays 18,000 € to this project.

  • Beneficiaries: All inhabitants of the village of Amboanjobe in Madagascar.
  • Status: Ongoing

 

Solar powered water and energy kiosk in Western Kenya

This project of Solafrica aims at providing affordable energy source and to promote the conservation of environment through provision of reliable and clean water for agricultural production and drinking. EKOenergy donates 23,400 € to this project.

  • Status: ongoing

 

Solar energy for North-Darfur, Sudan

Continuation of a project that we started financing in 2017. For 2018, we provide 40,000 € to strengthen the developement of the revolving fund and to extend solar power services to clinics, social infrastructure and women led income generating activities. The project is implemented by Practical Action.

 

Energizing Myanmar’s dry zone: scaling financially viable solar-powered irrigation Systems, Myanmar

48,000 € for the Renewable Energy Association of Myanmar (23,000 € from EKOenergy’s Climate Fund and 25,000 € from the Siemenpuu Foundation). They will install 10 solar-powered drip irrigation systems. They will also establish a fund to which the beneficiaries will pay regular contributions and which will be used to finance more installations in other villages. The project is also expected to have a long-term positive impact on the protection of aquifers in the area.

  • Beneficiaries: 5 villages in the dry zone of Myanmar.
  • Status: Ongoing

 

Improving the living conditions in remote villages through electrification, Nepal

40,000 € (20,000 € from EKOenergy’s Climate Fund and 20,000 € from the Siemenpuu Foundation) goes to the Center for Rural Technology of Nepal to install 2 pico-hydro installations. A part of the river will be directed to a separate channel but the projects will not block natural rivers. The capacity of the installations is only 5 kW, which will require about 10-15% of the water flow to produce the electricity.

  • Beneficiaries: About 200 households in 2 villages in Nepal
  • Status: Ongoing.

 

Paikallisesti tuotettujen tuuliturbiinien ja aurinkoenergian suunnittelu ja asennus, Nepal

The Nepalese organization Energy, Environment Research and Development Centre gets 37,000 € (22,000 € from EKOenergy and 15,000 € from the Siemenpuu Foundation) to study and implement the installation of a production unit consisting of a 1kW wind turbine and solar panels. The goal is to reduce energy poverty in an off-grid village.

  • Beneficiaries: 40 households and a primary school in Upper-Mustang, Nepal.
  • Status: Ongoing

 

Solar energy to help a local community, Nepal

We paid 25,000 € to a project of Renewable World. Renewable World will install a community-owned, solar-powered mini-grid. This will reduce energy poverty and social inequality and will improve the inhabitants’ opportunities to work, to get medical help and to live safely.

  • Beneficiaries: 2,750 persons who are currently living without access to electricity, Surkhet, Nepal
  • Status: Ongoing

 

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