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Global Energy Heroes Prize

Stanford Global Energy Heroes is a global competition to recognize young people around the world who are using sustainable energy to make a positive impact in their communities.  Hosted by the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, the competition aims to inspire direct action to reduce carbon emissions in communities worldwide to: (a) provide access to affordable energy; (b) minimize environmental impact such as air and water pollution and carbon dioxide emissions; and (c) enable scalability and wide adoption.

Three community-based sustainability organizations have won the first (2020) Global Energy Heroes prizes from Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy.

Mee Panyar is helping remote communities in Myanmar upgrade their miniature electric grids, replacing costly diesel generators with solar power. Solar Freeze provides solar-powered refrigerated storage and transportation of produce to small-scale farmers in Kenya. Takataka Plastics is recycling low-value plastic waste in Uganda into high-demand construction materials. Each organization gets $20,000 to advance their enterprise.

Congratulations to the 2020 Global Energy Heroes!

Watch the winning videos below. Read the full news release here.

Mee Panyar

Helping remote communities in Myanmar upgrade their miniature electric grids, replacing costly diesel generators with solar power

Solar Freeze

Providing solar-powered refrigerated storage and transportation of produce to small-scale farmers in Kenya

Takataka Plastics

Recycling low-value plastic waste in Uganda into high-demand construction materials