Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize

The winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 were announced during the awards ceremony on January 19, 2015.

Lifetime Achievement

Winner

Al Gore

Former Vice President, Co-founder and Chairman of Generation Investment Management.

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Large Corporation

Winner

Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world, comprising over 634 companies that make and market a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand.

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SME

Winner

M-Kopa

M-KOPA Solar is the market leader in ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy services for off-grid customers - combining mobile payments with GSM sensor technology to enable the leasing of solar power systems.

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Non-Profit Organization (NPO/NGO)

Winner

Liter of Light

MyShelter Foundation is a non-stock, social enterprise that aims to create affordable and replicable technologies to empower grassroots entrepreneurs to generate wealth through sustainable solutions to move out of poverty. Through capacity building programs and entrepreneurial blueprints, the organization focuses on unconventional thinking for looking for applicable technologies that unleash the capacity of the less privileged to create income while improving the welfare of their communities.

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Global High Schools

The Americas

Winner

Munro Academy

Munro Academy provides positively life changing education for Pre-Primary to Grade 12 students. Located in the heart of scenic Cape Breton Island on Canada's east coast, Munro Academy distinctives include transformative global service opportunities, small class sizes and integration of Christian world-view.

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Europe

Winner

Petru Rares National College

Petru Rares National College was founded 145 years ago and many of its original buildings are deemed to be part of the national heritage. The school wants to use this project to replace out-dated lighting and building insulation with more efficient materials and products and to add clean energy generating systems, including PV and technology that can convert kinetic energy to electricity. The school also wants to raise public awareness of energy and resource efficiency.

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Africa

Winner

Waterford Kamhlaba

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa is a remarkable and pioneering secondary school based in Mbabane, Swaziland. For more than 50 years it has provided exceptional opportunities for academic achievement, personal growth and leadership development for students from across southern Africa and beyond.

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Asia

Winner

Addu High School

Addu High School installed a 2.8kW demonstration solar project in 2014 using funds from United Nations Development Programme/ Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme.

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Oceania

Winner

Melbourne Girls School

Melbourne Girls’ College was established in 1994 with the aim of providing an exemplary environment for the education of girls. Since then it has grown in student numbers – a four fold increase since 1994 – and in its reputation. The college is known for academic excellence, commitment to sustainability and for providing a safe, positive and creative place of learning.

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