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Supporting businesses to develop innovative, market focused clean energy technologies

so far supported

of this funding has focused on energy access technologies and business models, distributed across more than 140 projects and over 310 unique organisations

total committed across all Energy Catalyst rounds

receiving support are micro or start-up businesses, with nearly two-thirds of support going to early stage projects

Energy Catalyst has supported the development of a wide range of energy access technologies and business models.

Who we work with

The average project includes three partner organisations from a range of organisations including large companies, SMEs, universities and NGOs. The majority of our projects, approximately 75%, are led by start-up companies, most of whom are based in the UK and develop solutions that deliver impact in Africa, Asia and Indo-Pacific.

What they are working on

The projects involve technical and business model innovations, across the full range of technologies and applications relevant to emerging trends in the energy access sector. Technologies and sectors include bioenergy, energy storage, solar PV, wind, heating and cooling, clean cooking, smart grids and novel payment systems. Targeted applications include community-scale systems (mini-grids), small businesses and productive uses, transportation and households.

Where they work

Energy Catalyst has invested in projects targeting 29 different countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Indo-Pacific region.