Affordable solar energy for the global population without access to electricity. That is the mission of Solar For All, an initiative founded by the Canopus Foundation, which supports the growth of social enterprises developing renewable energy. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) joined efforts with Solar For All to administer their second contest for innovative community solar electrification solutions in Mumbai, India.
Two winners, Boond Engineering and Mera Gao Power, claimed first prize: a €200,000 low-interest loan to build microgrids in India. Each company features a different approach to deliver basic electricity for families unconnected to the national electricity grid.