Liter of Light wins the Startup Energy Transition Award 2020 for Quality Access and SDG-7
Liter of Light just won the Startup Energy Transition Award 2020 in the Quality Access and SDG-7 category.
Out of 570 applications from 90 countries in the region, it is the only Philippine organization to receive this prestigious recognition from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany, its partner countries Canada and Sweden, and partners BayWa r.e., Berlin Partner, Elia Group, E.On Innovation, GTAI, InnoEnergy, Inven Capital and Shell.
Liter of Light won the award for its its current “Light it Forward” campaign, which unites artists, the media, businesses, and service groups to change the world from home. Illac Diaz, Liter of Light’s Founder, and Ami Valdemoro, Director of the Board of Trustees, presented the case to an international jury of energy sector experts from around the world.
Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of dena, stated: “Start-ups provide the fresh ideas and inspiration that energy transition and climate protection need. There are plenty of eager young companies, as the hundreds of SET Award applications show. This is encouraging, because we are shaping the climate-friendly future with innovative solutions and smart approaches. We want to harness the momentum of the SET start-ups and use it to propel the global energy transition.”
“We are honored to receive this award in recognition of our continuous work to help achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: ensuring affordable, clean energy for all,” says Diaz. “We are especially proud to showcase how grassroots innovations from the Philippines and Asia are being recognized for their leadership in solving energy poverty even in the midst of this pandemic.”
The winning start-ups were selected following a high level jury meeting during the SET Week, which was held virtually for the first time ever. Liter of Light is joined by winners instagrid (Germany) in the Renewable Energies and Materials category, SwitchDin (Australia) in the Digital Energy Systems category, Enerbrain (Italy) in the Energy Efficiency Solutions category, EcoG (Germany) in the Smart Mobility category.
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