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Funding & Investment – September 2017

Call for Entries for the 2018 Ashden Awards now open

Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are a globally recognized as a mark of excellence in the field of green energy.

Why enter?

  • A global platform to showcase your work
  • Prize fund of up to £20,000
  • Broadcast-quality films and media materials
  • Tailored support to help you expand

 Answers to all the most common questions around the Awards can be found here. See a list of eligible countries here. To apply, visit www.ashden.org/awards/ashden-awards.

 US-India Clean Energy Finance Initiative Call for Applications, Rolling Basis

The newly launched US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) initiative is currently seeking applications from project developers and project proponents in India’s distributed solar power sector, who could benefit from project preparation services and funding for early stage project development.

USICEF aims to drive access to energy in underserved regions of India, by supporting early stage development of distributed solar power projects. A partnership formed at COP21 in Paris between the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and a consortium of US foundations, USICEF provides project preparation support that will catalyze long-term debt financing for distributed solar power from OPIC and other international financial institutions. Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) serves as the Program Manager.

To find out more about eligibility criteria, project preparation services, and how to apply, visit usicef.org. You can also get in touch with CPI at usicef@cpiclimatefinance.org.