Chosen by Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Sustainia Award Committee
British Azuri Technologies won Sustainia Award 2012 for their Indigo solar solution tailored to the developing world. The technology allows off-grid residents to install small solar panels in their homes paid for with scratch-cards. The pay-as-you-go business model has a great potential for supplying low-income families throughout the developing world with clean, low-cost electricity. More than 6,000 families in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, and South Sudan have already adopted the Azuri solution. Find Azuri on Facebook.
Chosen by the Sustainia online community.
Community Award winner 2012 was a city development project, Chicago Lakeside, truly designed for the citizens. The plans for new Chicago neighborhood Lakeside offers easy access to public transportation; compact neighborhoods; and integrated clean energy technology with the latest innovation in water and solid waste management. Once implemented, the neighborhood will use district heating and cooling powered by the sun, wind and biomass. Though the solution has site-specific characteristics, the “DNA” of the solutions is fully transferable to other cities. Find Chicago Lakeside on Facebook.
Sustainia Award TOP10 Finalists 2012
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) October 11, 2012
— Sustainia (@Sustainia) October 11, 2012