| Sectors: Climate change, renewable energies (wind and solar)
| Granting entities: EKO Energy
| Deadline: February `15
| Type of support: Grants
| Funding/benefits: 10,000 – 40,000 euros
| Applicants: Companies, startups, NGOs
| Locations: Working in the Global South
Synopsis: In order to bring additionality to consumers’ choice of renewable energy and help realise Sustainable Development Goal 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy ecolabel raises funds for new renewable electricity projects in developing countries and regions. For each MWh of sold EKOenergy-labelled energy, the company’s licensees pay 0.10 € to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. These contributions go to carefully selected renewable electricity projects aimed to alleviate energy poverty in developing countries and regions.
The projects financed via the Climate Fund are usually small-scale solar (PV) and wind energy projects. All financed projects are managed by experienced organizations and are implemented in cooperation with local NGOs.
EKO Energy is now looking for 6-10 solar and wind energy projects of 10,000 to 40,000 € each and invites organizations to submit project proposals by 15 February 2022. The 15 best proposals will be invited to submit more information in April 2022.
Link to application here.