Press Release: £26m granted to climate tech innovators to accelerate action on energy access crisis in Africa and Asia
15 November 2022
A total of £26m of UK government grant funding has been awarded to climate tech innovators, as part of an announcement made today at COP27. This latest round of projects is part of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst program in support of its continued efforts to create and demonstrate new technologies and business models to deliver a just and inclusive clean energy transition in Africa and Asia. Launching early next year our project will focus on Uganda & Rwanda using Vittoria Technology’s innovative, digital battery leasing platform and Aceleron’s 2nd life batteries to scale several MeshPower mini-grids in the region. Read the full press release.
VIDEO: Promoting clean energy access for productive use
27 September 2022
Vittoria Technology’s co-founder & CEO Nathan Sermonis joined the Sankalp Forum to discuss advanced batteries’ role in clean energy access for productive use. The session brought together entrepreneurs funded through Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme developing productive use of energy solutions for rural communities. It explored the different roles for productive use technologies and business models in the provision of clean energy access. Watch the video.
The founders of Vittoria Technology believe that the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 to provide access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 is critical to achieving the shared progress for people and the planet. Their work focuses on providing innovative, for-profit solutions to renewable energy access. They have recently launched a mini grid battery project in Sierra Leone with partners including Innovate UK Energy Catalyst, InvestinGreen.Energy (IVG), ‘Energicity’ and Aceleron. Read the full article.
PRESS RELEASE: Launch of Innovative Partnership to Deliver Scalable, Sustainable Minigrid Battery Solutions
10 March 2022
A partnership of leading renewable energy access innovators has launched the project “Innovating Advanced Battery Expansion for Scalable, Sustainable Mini-grids” in support of Sustainable Development Goal 7 pursuing affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Read the full press release.