Projects

Access to energy switches on:

Economic activity
Education
Better Health
Pumps for Clean Water
Improved Equality for Women and Girls

The Armstrong Energy Global Foundation will seek to switch on opportunities in all five areas.

Our first three projects were investments in SELCO, an Indian renewables social enterprise that has provided clean energy for over half a million of the poorest households in India. In 2011, SELCO’s CEO Harish Hande won the Ramon Magsaysay Award  – often called Asia’s Nobel Prize – for “his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor.”

Featured Projects


Advanced biomass cookstoves

Developing an advanced biomass cookstove utilising agro-residues as fuel

Household lighting, Manipur & Meghalaya

Enabling 550 households to install solar home systems in Manipur and Meghalaya

Household lighting, Odisha

Enabling 500 rural households to install solar home systems in the Kalahandi district of Odisha.

Solar micro-grid, Karnataka

Providing electricity for lighting and mobile charging to 22 households in a tribal community in a remote, forested area.

Solar micro-grid, Karnataka

Providing electricity for lighting and mobile charging to 44 households in a tribal community living on an island in a river in Karnataka.

Solar Sahelis and Pay-As-You-Go Solar

Enabling 100 Rural Households to Install Solar Home Systems Through Women Empowerment and Energy Access: Solar Sahelis and Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems in Rural Rajasthan

"Indoor air pollution kills 4 million people a year – that is more than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Women and children living in extreme poverty are most likely to be affected."


Source: The Lancet, 2014

The Foundation’s investment in SELCO would enable poorer households to purchase solar systems – removing the need for kerosene and its associated air pollution.

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