Innovations

47 Innovations
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    With the increase of awareness of food security and environmental protection, traditional farms based on chemical fertil...
      Worldwide
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi As a non-English speaker, well done Huizi Yanglv researching and writing up this story. On farm biogas production is an easy to replicate innovation that provides farmers with unlimited renewable energy.
    • Ellen Boyd
      Ellen Boyd This farmer's methane tank converts waste to fuel and fertilizer and has a positive environmental impact.
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    Aestiva Global is a company that manufactures its own solar water heater system and provides a range of quality products...
      Australia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Another good example of a local renewable energy business tackling Australia/'s carbon emissions head-on!
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder It's easier to innovate in the public interest when the government has the foresight to support innovation through targeted public investment as Australia is doing here.
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    Pollinate Energy is a social business that sells essential products to people living in India's urban slums via a dist...
      India Exemplar
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Gitanjali Bedi
      Gitanjali Bedi Great example of a social enterprise making a strong contribution to people's lives and addressing the UN SDGs.
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane Great story of an innovative / adaptive business model that shows how business can meet the needs of local communities, showing that business can be an agent of world benefit.
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    Energy Focus Incorporated’s innovations are energy efficient LED lighting technology. Recently, Energy Focus won t...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Beau Daane
      Beau Daane A good story of a local NE Ohio LED company trying to move the needle in energy efficiency through LED lighting.
    • Jim Trengrove
      Jim Trengrove By targeting the commercial use of lighting, Energy Focus Inc. is promoting energy efficiency on a grand scale.
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    Affordable, Sustainable, and Clean Energy for rural communities Off-grid solar energy service  Prepaid Solar Sy...
      Guatemala
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre
      Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre The narrative is very interesting as an idea and the impact it has on the population is very large. I think it has very good chances of being published and scalable in Central America.
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder An intriguing approach to a problem that has been for many years intractable.
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    Green Mountain Power is revolutionizing how Vermonters get and use electricity. Through partnerships they offer Int...
      United States
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Lindsey  Godwin
      Lindsey Godwin The story of Green Mountain Power is a "powerful" one! Among the many ways they are working to bring innovation to the energy sector, they were the first utility to receive the distinguished B Corp certification. Their commitment to becoming more sustainable...  more
    • Florence Snyder
      Florence Snyder Vermont could make good use of Florida's sunshine. And Florida could make good use of Vermont's utility company executives.
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    Saving on costs of fertilizers and furthermore the fertilizers can be as additional income  Preserve nature due ...
      Indonesia
    Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
    • Amelia Naim Indrajaya
      Amelia Naim Indrajaya Rabo Bank is opening up possibilities to gain electricity, gas and energy through waste. The cattle farmers will reap lots of benefits from this initiative
    • Christina Jankus
      Christina Jankus Rabobank's biogas digester system makes use of a relatively simple system to create sustainable energy that can be applied throughout surrounding areas.
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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!