Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014 Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize

The winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014 were announced during the awards ceremony on January 20, 2014.

Large Corporation

Winner

ABB

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. ABB's solutions help utilities and industries around the world to improve operating performance while saving energy and lowering environmental impact.

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Non-Profit Organization (NPO/NGO)

Winner

Fraunhofer ISE

With a staff of 1,300, Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. The work at the institute ranges from the investigation of scientific and technological fundamentals for solar energy applications, through the development of production technology and prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems.

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SME

Winner

Abellon Clean Energy

Abellon CleanEnergy is a for-profit company founded in 2008 by Aditya Handa. Its principal activity is the manufacture and sale of biomass pellets made from agricultural and sawmill residues. The agricultural residues are sourced from local farmers, in partnership with Poornakumbha, an NGO established by Abellon in 2008.

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Lifetime Achievement

Winner

Mr. Wang Chuan Fu

Mr Wang Chuan-fu is the founder, chairman, executive director and president of the China-based BYD Co Ltd.

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Global High Schools

The Americas

Winner

Bronx Design & Construction Academy

Bronx Design & Construction Academy (BDCA) is home to the first approved public school green roof in New York City.  The ninth grade Ecology class and after-school Green Science Club use the green roof to investigate and develop environmentally sustainable practices.

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Europe

Winner

Gh. Rosca Codreanu National College

 One of four high schools in a small town about 150 miles from Bucharest, the school’s historic main building was built in 1846 and is protected.

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Africa

Winner

Nkhata Bay School Authority

The schools, Maula and Sanga, are located in rural northern Malawi, a poor region without a municipal electricity grid. Its inhabitants spend a high proportion of their income on paraffin and torch batteries. Due to their lack of familiarity with renewable technologies and concerns about its maintenance, local people are still reluctant to invest in solar power.

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Asia

Winner

Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya

Kalkeri-Sangeet-Vidyalaya (Kalkeri-Music-School) empowers children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their full potential for a better life. This is done through a comprehensive academic and music program undertaken in a peaceful rural residential setting in Karnataka, India.



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Oceania

Winner

Tonga High School

Tonga high school has an on-going recycling programme and has been involved in national competitions about climate change and renewable energy.

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