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Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Finalists Announced Five teams to share $350,000 in funding to continue developing and testing innovative off-grid green energy technologies Los Angeles and Johannesburg (2 November, 2023) – The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation today announced the five teams advancing to the Finalist Round of the Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy. Each finalist team will receive $70,000 to further develop and test their designs in a live field test demonstration in South Africa next year. The finalist teams are: AfTrak Micro Electric Agriculture and Energy, for its innovative system of using solar microgrids to power custom-designed tractors for deep-bed farming; GEG ehf., for its solar- and geothermal-powered hybrid renewable energy system; New Digit Technologies, for its compact, portable device to generate energy and purify water; OMNIVAT, for its containerized electricity generation and storage system for remote communities; and, Smart Agri-Centres, for its solar-powered community hubs