Innovations

40 Innovations
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    SOLBEN offers technologies to strengthen the production of various bioenergy sources based on a product diversification ...
      Mexico
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Blanca Camargo
      Blanca Camargo Young Mexican entrepreneurs dedicated to use technologies to create biofuels and reduce Mexican dependency on oil.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter It is so impressive to see how motivated and inspired young people can be and how they can make tremendous changes in their country.
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    LED Green Lantern (Lentera air garam), is an alternative source of light, which can be a substitute for kerosene lamps, ...
      Indonesia Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Great innovation and solving the problem of the fishemen of Indonesia. Eventhough the product is considerably still expensive for the fishermen, but by creating a collaboration with the CSR projects of other companies, the products can now be utilized by...  more
    • Patricia Raber
      Patricia Raber It's thrilling to see a natural resource used to literally bring light to poor and remote communities in Indonesia in an environmentally safe way.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This really is an environmental-friendly product. The fuel itself can be acquired easily and cheapily since Indonesia have much of sea region.
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    Creating a renewable energy source Reduce waste Developing local resources Improving human resources through resear...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Creative way of solving the fishermen's need of gasoline by using bio-diesel approach.
    • Pernille Hippe Brun
      Pernille Hippe Brun A great story showing how some clever students by researching the local problems facing a community could be solved by offering a better, more sustainable product. And they not only researched, they went ahead and invented a new product, solving several problems...  more
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati A good example of how waste can be managed into some source of energy.
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    Third Sun Solar is a company out of Athens, Ohio, that designs and installs photovoltaic cells on commercial and residen...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story of a couple who discovered that they needed solar power, and then launched a business.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd Leading by example led to a business opportunity when neighbors saw this couple's use of photovoltaic cells.
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    PGN's aid is converting river flow into electricity as clean energy in Andungbiru Village, Probolinggo Ea...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Indonesia facing big problem with electricity capacity. The government has program to add new capacity with 35 GW program. The story can be sample of how to find solution and help government to handle electricity issue.
    • Reza Maghraby
      Reza Maghraby Great story comes from Great Company, very talented writers, sharp editors and inspiring people.
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This is one great example of CSR taken by an energy company because it directly impacted community and established the company itself as the energy company including to provide clean and renewable energy. Awsome.
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    PT SWEN Inovasi Transfer (Swen IT) is one of the pioneers in designing and developing Biogas reactor made of glass fiber...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This innovation can be used by farmers that lives in unstable electricity area which, I presume, there are lots of it in eastern Indonesia and most developing countries. Good for the environment, good for local community.
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    From its humble beginnings, PV Squared has grown incredibly over the past 15 years, and is on track to grow even faster ...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel An environmentally conscious solar panel company with a co-op business model sounds like a fantastic work culture to be a part of.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This company is not only helping people have affordable and clean energy, they are also taking care of their employees. It's a win for everyone involved!
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    The fisherman need light for fishing Indonesian fisherman using petromak -lantern using kerosene to have a light...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya Indonesia is consist of two third ocean....by this innovation we hope can help fisherman when they go for fishing. Good idea pak
    • Joko Rusmartono Jati
      Joko Rusmartono Jati This product if taken care carefully can grow better and better worldwide since we need more clean energy for a better world
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    Kilimanjaro Environment is a natural organization that accumulates and recover used cooking oil in order to transfo...
      Morocco
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Repurposing waste takes great advantage of a market niche opportunity, one that advances our global-social ability to sustain human consumption yet doing so in more highly interdependent ways than mainstream currently does. I hope consumers increasingly choose...  more
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel I love that Kilimanjaro Environment is collecting oil from more than just restaurants. The inclusion of household oils will have a big impact on their business and the environment. Great story!
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    Combined solar power and wind power together. Provide affordable and clean energy to rural area in Inner Mongolia, Ch...
      China
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane I love the combination of wind (strong at night) and solar (strong during the day) along with battery back up to address the full 24/7 power needs of a community.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel This is a great innovation that could be used around the world, especially with the changing weather patterns we have been experiencing over the last few years.
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     “Waste Heat Chiller Machine”, using waste exhaust heat from power generation or industrial process as ...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • suryadi wijaya
      suryadi wijaya minimize pollution and optimize using energy in production chain..good innovation
    • Insan Kamil
      Insan Kamil if im not mistaken it is the concept of trigeneration. Combining cooling, heat and power (CCHP), is the process by which some of the heat produced by a cogeneration plant is used to generate chilled water for air conditioning or refrigeration. An absorption...  more
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    National Grid provides the service of bringing natural gas to both commercial and residential customers. This company is...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Charles Wankel
      Charles Wankel It is heartening to here of a power company that is focused on providing cleaner and more affordable energy to our communities through improved energy distribution infrastructure.
    • Kevin Payne
      Kevin Payne Encouraging to see National Grid promoting the wellbeing of customers, communities, and the environment as a means to long-term business success.
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    Solarama Energy & Services was founded in 2013 by Hassan Bahrani and is located in Marrakech. The company is t...
      Morocco
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Mary Grace Neville
      Mary Grace Neville Beyond harnessing natural energy, this innovation takes direct action at reducing formal and informal deforestation due to fire-wood needs, an issue that continues to plague many parts of the world. It's exciting to see technological innovation so seamlessly...  more
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel This is a great story of an innovation that can help communities in numerous ways. I found the time saving benefit to be particularly interesting because it allows women to spend time in school rather than collecting firewood. Very cool!
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    Biogas is one of the best alternative renewable source of energy. It will fulfill the demand for cooking energy whe...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Narayan  Manandhar
      Narayan Manandhar The bio-gas plant is a simple technology having a profound impact on environment, people's health, gender empowerment (as women are primarily engaged in cooking activities in Nepal) and child welfare. Moreover, the energy is clean, renewable, cost-effective...  more
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter This innovation story really shows how one man's passion can change the lives of many people. Clean, renewable energy is so important for our future and All Nepal Biogas Company is making huge strides towards UN SDG 7.
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    This story is about a man who worked as an electrical contractor before he realized the difference he can make in the wo...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Gerard Farias
      Gerard Farias The key in this story is how the entrepreneur was inspired...
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A really nice story of the inspiration involved in becoming an entrepreneur with a sustainable mission.
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    The Paradigm Project works to “positively impact poverty” by connecting low-income families in developing ar...
      Worldwide Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Scot Lowry
      Scot Lowry Great story that is addressing a fundamental need is a high impact and profitable way.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter Finding a way to help people in developing countries using an innovating business model and product; this innovation benefits so many people and is providing a profitable business opportunity for the company.
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    The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) is responsible for turning municipal solid waste into useful mat...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell What an inspirational and innovative company that is address a number of the UN Development Goals.
    • Eliza Somsel
      Eliza Somsel Great story! There seems to be an opportunity for this innovation to spread to many communities around the US and the world.
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    Verdant Power systems employ underwater turbines to generate clean energy from the currents of tides, rivers and man mad...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A piece of the overall shift to green energy, this innovation is a water-to-wire system using horizontal-axis turbines to convert the kinetic energy of fast-moving ( 1 m/s) water currents into clean renewable electricity. Commercially proven since 2012, this...  more
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes This technology should be an essential option in a larger menu of clean technologies -- alternative energy sources that avoid pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.
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    SolarCity is a company that is committed to provide clean, sustainable energy to a wide range of customers. The com...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell It is exciting to know there are entrepreneurs operating in the renewable energy sector - and their contributions to schools in developing countries are another element of how SolarCity is doing business for the greater good.
    • Isabel Rimanoczy
      Isabel Rimanoczy What a good example of the huge potential of clean energy, when imaginative ways are used to approach clients' needs and hesitations. I wish they would be able to sell in other states!
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    Tech Energie is a company located in Monterrey, Mexico that specializes in clean and renewable energy projects.  Th...
      Mexico
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo A three-part innovation to offer green energy solutions in Mexico, a country that historically has not invested in this sector. With photovoltaic, wind, and thermal energy options design to overcome regulatory obstacles, reduce costs, and improve reliability,...  more
    • Argerie Vasilakes
      Argerie Vasilakes Evidence that doing good to do well it's not a luxury for developed countries.
    • George Dionne
      George Dionne What a pleasant surprise to find this story of another Mexican company doing well and doing good, investigated and written by a student in Cleveland. ¡Gracias Agustin!