Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan0
Solar Reaching 40 Developing Countries Via Greenlight Planet
April 6th, 2016 by Zachary Shahan
Originally published on Sustainnovate.
Greenlight Planet was one of the finalists in the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) awards competition, which essentially makes it a global winner in my book. The discussions among the ZFEP jury as far as which small or medium-sized business deserved to win the SME prize must have been interesting, as any one of them had right to the award. I spoke with Greenlight Planet’s CEO and cofounder Anish Thakkar regarding this prize, how competitive it is, what Greenlight Planet aims to achieve, why they created a company rather than a nonprofit in order to bring solar to developing countries, and a bit more. Greenlight Planet is already in 40 countries, focusing on East and West Africa and South Asia. Have a watch:
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