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News 24: Five UCT graduates stand to win R18m for their energy solution for rural communities

OMNIVAT, a renewable energy startup founded by five University of Cape Town (UCT) graduates, is in the running to win an R18 million prize for its solution to tackle energy shortages and lack of clean water in rural communities.

The startup also has ties to Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and uses a combination of solar panels, batteries, and hydrogen – all pre-packaged in a shipping container – to provide reliable power to users, even when the sun isn’t shining.

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Africa Science News: Winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Announced

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation announced the winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, a $2 million innovation competition to reward entrepreneurs working to expand access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable off-grid electricity in Africa. The winners were announced at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. Aftrak, an initiative based out of the UK and Malawi, was awarded the $1 million Grand Prize for its easily assembled solar microgrid and custom-designed tractors, which have tripled agricultural yield, increased farmer incomes, and provided electricity to remote communities. The runner-up award of $250,000 was presented to South Africa-based OMNIVAT for its containerized electricity generation and storage system, which provides clean water, clean energy, and Wi-Fi enriched by virtual reality support for remote communities.   Read the full article here.

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Future Media News: Winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Announced During Opening Session of Milken Institute Global Conference

Prize program awards Aftrak the $1 million Grand Prize to advance green energy in Africa; OMNIVAT awarded runner-up prize of $250,000; The organisations also launch a new FinTech Award in the next installation of the Prize program; winners will be selected in May 2025.   The Milken Institute (https://apo-opa.co/44yU0nF) and the Motsepe Foundation today announced the winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, a $2 million innovation competition to reward entrepreneurs working to expand access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable off-grid electricity in Africa. The winners were announced at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles.   Aftrak (https://apo-opa.co/4bKg4OT), an initiative based out of the UK and Malawi, was awarded the $1 million Grand Prize for its easily assembled solar microgrid and custom-designed tractors, which have tripled agricultural yield, increased farmer incomes, and provided electricity to remote communities. The runner-up award of $250,000 was presented to South Africa-based OMNIVAT

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Africa Business Quarterly: Winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy announced

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation have announced the winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy: a $2-million innovation competition to reward entrepreneurs working to expand access to reliable, affordable and sustainable off-grid electricity in Africa. The winners were announced at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. Aftrak, an initiative based out of the United Kingdom and Malawi, was awarded the $1-million Grand Prize for its easily assembled solar microgrid and custom-designed tractors, which have tripled agricultural yield, increased farmer incomes and provided electricity to remote communities. The runner-up award of $250 000 was presented to South Africa-based OMNIVAT for its containerised electricity generation and storage system, which provides clean water, clean energy and Wi-Fi enriched by virtual reality support for remote communities. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy is the second in the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize Programme: a series of multiyear, multimillion-dollar global innovation competitions and awards aimed at advancing technological progress toward the United

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