Innovative African solutions to sustainable energy win Ashden Awards 2018
SEE ALSO :Sistema.bio nominated for Ashden awardAnga won the Financial and Business Model Innovation Award for its solutions that allow clean energy products, including solar lanterns, solar home systems and mobile phone charging points to be remotely controlled – including being switched on and off – so they can run on a pay-as-you-go basis. Lumos Global provides households and businesses with an affordable way to pay for solar energy on a subscription basis through local mobile phone network stores. This provides an efficient, sustainable alternative to using generators during a power outage. Lumos has won the Energy Access Frontiers Award. “The award winners never fail to amaze and inspire our panel of judges, and the 2018 line-up is certainly no exception. The solutions, ideas and innovations that our winners have developed are already making a crucial difference in terms of creating access to energy, lowering carbon emissions, developing clean, sustainable solutions for cities and providing vital health and economic benefits. It is absolutely necessary for us to work together to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and every one of our 2018 winners is playing a key role in moving climate change action forward,” said Ashden’s Founder Director, Sarah Butler-Sloss.