Indian energy groups awarded top British prize

by Dave

viaThe Economic Times
Bangalore-based Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) was adjudged with ‘Energy Champion’ at a glittering Ashden awards ceremony here last night for its role in transforming small businesses by encouraging them to use safer and cleaner energy-efficient woodstoves and kilns.

Another Indian organisation, Uttar Pradesh-based Aryavart Gramin Bank (AGB), was also awarded with 20,000 pounds for the prize, dubbed the “green energy Oscars”

AGB was selected for pioneering a sustainable energy project in the state.
The prize was presented to N K Joshi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of AGB, by Kenyan Nobel Prize laureate Wangari Maathai.

AGB is expanding access to electricity in rural villages by offering small loans to its off-grid customers to help them buy solar home systems (SHS).