Finalists 2014 ZFEP

Large Corporation

Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

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SME

SELCO

SELCO Solar is a social enterprise established in 1995 that provides sustainable energy solutions and services to under-served households and businesses in India.

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Clean Power Finance

Clean Power Finance operates a business-to-business marketplace that connects capital sources (up to half a billion dollars to date) committed to investing in residential solar with qualified solar professionals who need finance products to accelerate the mass adoption of solar by consumers.

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EcoNation

EcoNation (Belgium) developed and commercialised the 'LightCatcher', the first active and intelligent daylight system in the world which captures, enhances, filters and optimises daylight through a skylight, motorised mirror and lenses. LightCatcher allows users to switch off artificial light fittings for 3,650 hours per year while making use of only 1% of the roof surface. Thanks to its direct, high efficiency, the LightCatcher’s impact on environment and energy bill is eight times higher than solar panels.

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Non-Profit Organization (NPO/NGO)

Practical Action

“Practical Actions’ vision is ‘technology justice’ – a sustainable world free of poverty and injustice, in which technology is used for everyone’s benefit.  

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World Resources Institute

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Global High Schools

Asia

Africa

Abaarso school of science and technology

Abaarso School of Science and Technology is a selective boarding school with a mathematics-focused curriculum taught in English. The school’s teachers are volunteers. The school currently has a 20kW wind turbine and two diesel generators with micro-grid controls. The school won $50,000 last year after becoming a finalist for the ZFEP and is using these funds to repair its wind turbine and its solar water heaters.

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The Americas

Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day School

 

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Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  Colegio Roosevelt is a non-profit independent secondary school teaching the International Baccalaureat (IB). It has 1,500 students and is based in the centre of Lima, the capital of Peru.

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Europe

Queen Elizabeth II High School

Students at Queen Elizabeth II High School on the Isle of Man are involved in a pioneering project to combine their Biomass heating system with a Wind Turbine. Inspired by a trip to Gambia and seeing the impact of climate change, the students returned wanting to educate people about how to, and why they should reduce their carbon footprint.

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Oceania

Urrbrae Agricultural High School

“Urrbrae Agricultural High School is a special interest School with a focus on Agriculture, Technology and Environmental Sustainability. The school’s 40 hectare diverse farm and wetland program forms a basis for student projects and studies as they undertake their secondary schooling. 

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