A global energy turnaround is necessary for successful environmental and climate protection. To support this, Enspire, the green electricity-certified green electricity brand of Stadtwerke Konstanz, is awarding a prize for energy projects in developing or emerging countries. Applications are open to legal entities and registered associations with energy projects that enable a broad population to obtain electricity from renewable energy sources. In addition to the seriousness and credibility of the projects, progressiveness, technical implementation and a social-ecological component are also important.
The winning project will receive €5,000 in funding. The money comes from funding provided by the Green Electricity Label. Companies that offer green electricity with the Green Electricity Label are obliged to invest a fixed amount per kilowatt hour sold in energy transition projects. These include not only plants for the generation of renewable energies or concepts for e-mobility in Germany, but also projects in the context of development cooperation. In 2017, the JUAMII e.V. association won the Enspire Award and thus financed a photovoltaic system on a school in Nairobi.
A jury of experts will select a winner from all the projects. Applications will be accepted until November 17. This year the jury consists of the environmental researcher Linda Mederake, the political director of the environment and development organization, Germanwatch, Christoph Bals and Dr. Kristian Peter, graduate physicist and managing director of the International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz.
For more information on eligibility criteria and online application, visit: www.enspire-energie.de/enspire-award