Innovations

31 Innovations
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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
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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!
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    Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers - Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning - in Silicon Valley who w...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An example of a large company that is doing well by doing good. This company is at the leading edge of innovation that will serve the environment well in the future.
    • Megan Buchter
      Megan Buchter A very interesting read to find out more about Tesla Motors and the design, inspiration and benefits behind one of their innovations.
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    With the increased demand in the world for energy, the need for clean and sustainable energy is more urgent than ever be...
      Japan
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Nurete Brenner
      Nurete Brenner Although, I do not understand the technicalities of this innovation, I understand that it is potentially a breakthrough in the move towards eliminating fossil fuels from the supply chain and replacing it with renewable energy. This has the potential, therefore,...  more
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen A great innovation to move toward creating renewable energy with zero emissions.
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    The key idea is to facilitate investments in renewable energy in India. This is key to reducing carbon emissio...
      India
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Chris Laszlo
      Chris Laszlo An innovation in the investment banking sector aimed at promoting wind, solar, hydroelectric, energy storage and energy efficiency in India. Recognizes the profit opportunity in the Indian Prime Minister's unprecedented $200 billion expansion push for renewable...  more
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom The story shows how business owners who want to do the right thing may still need someone like Mr. Goswami at Greenstone to show them how it's possible and guide them through the process. The environmental impact of this has been tremendous and will continue...  more
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    A fully vertical, integrated commercial solar installation company that is providing clean renewable energy to the masse...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell Nexamp is an exemplar of the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that will transform our reliance on fossil fuels to a more sustainable model.
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom Pushing energy into the grid for others in the community to use is a wonderful result of solar energy.
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    Provide the poor with solar energy and solar products to improve their quality of life and improve their livelihood. ...
      India
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider Business model innovations like this show that the “impossible” can often be solved by treating people with dignity and believing in their potential.
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus SELCO's business model empowers the rural poor to help themselves.
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    PV Squared, located in Greenfield, MA, and established in 2002, provides renewable energy solutions to homeowners and bu...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Stacie Chappell
      Stacie Chappell This is an exciting business model that has potential for full-spectrum flourishing!
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom The win-win aspect of a worker-owned company that also decreases carbon footprint is a wonderful challenge for many companies to adopt!
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    Guelph Solar has an extensive range of solar products offering the newest technology. Their main draw for the average ci...
      Canada
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Ruben Burga
      Ruben Burga Guelph Solar is a great example of leveraging public resources with community awareness for sustainability and harnessing the power of the sun to help promote responsible and sustainable cities!
    • Stephanie Hagen
      Stephanie Hagen The MicroFit program sounds like a neat example of how business and government can work together to promote a better society for all.
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    Ideal Energy is a Veteran-Owned company specialising in delivering affordable solar energy projects to commercial, resid...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Anil Maheshwari
      Anil Maheshwari An ex- Navy SEAL (the most elite segment of US Armed Forces) had a change of heart and wanted to make a positive difference in the world. He completely to switched to making the world sustainable. His fast-growing and profitable company is deploying innovative...  more
    • Andrew Himes
      Andrew Himes Ideal Energy is participating in one of the most important shifts in the global economy -- toward clean energy as the standard leading toward sustainability
    • Yoseph Tesfayohannes
      Yoseph Tesfayohannes Indeed Ideal Energy one of the few successful energy companies across USA.
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    1.  Teach children about alternative forms of energy.   2.  Promote energy created by human power. 3. &...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • David Cooperrider
      David Cooperrider This is a wonderful story about how an innovation can be good for the human being, good for the planet, and how using the innovation becomes a force for electricity education--an area that most of us no very little about. If scaled up this innovation can...  more
    • Rose Folsom
      Rose Folsom Great story about an innovative energy source that teaches us to look for small ways we can make a big difference.
    • Alec Simon
      Alec Simon This is a really amazing innovation. I love that there is a technology that allows a person to better their own health while also helping the environment. Thinking about the implications of this technology at a larger scale is truly inspiring.