List of Ashden Award winners

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The following is a list of the winners of the Ashden Awards, grouped by year. Full details of their work can be found in the database on the Ashden Awards website.

Winners in 2014[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Finance UK Abundance Generation Crowdfunding powers a sustainable energy revolution
Energy efficiency UK Centre for Sustainable Energy Tackling fuel poverty and influencing policy
Sustainable travel UK Ecotricity Revving up demand for electric vehicles
Behaviour change UK Global Action Plan Putting patients first drives energy saving behaviour
Cooking stoves South Asia Greenway Appliances A customer-focused approach to meeting women’s energy needs
Buildings UK Hembuild (Formerly known as Hemcrete Projects) Bringing zero-carbon buildings one step closer
Buildings South Asia Infosys Leading the way in tackling India’s energy challenges
Solar photovoltaics East Africa Off Grid Electric Mobile money powers solar expansion in rural East Africa
Community energy UK OVESCO Community energy evangelists spread the word
Water pumping Rest of Asia Proximity Designs Energising agriculture to transform rural lives
Education UK Sir George Monoux College Sixth-form students on a mission to go green
Education UK St Faith's School Keeping the faith and committing to cutting carbon
Other biomass Rest of Asia Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise Coconut shells and other waste make clean-burning briquettes
Sustainable travel Rest of Europe Tisséo-SMTC Weaving together sustainable journeys in Toulouse

Winners in 2013[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Solar photovoltaics UK and Africa Azuri Technologies Pay-as-you-go solar power for homes
Wind power Cape Verde Cabeólica Leading the way in wind-powered energy security
Cooking stoves Haiti D&E Green Enterprises Quick-cooking stoves that help protect Haiti’s forests
Sustainable travel Belgium De Lijn Improved heating system on trams cuts energy bills
Education Derry, Northern Ireland Hollybush Primary School Can-do attitude reaps multiple benefits
Cooking stoves Africa and global Impact Carbon Catalysing the growth of the stove market
Buildings High Wycombe, UK Monodraught Ltd Innovative ventilation and cooling system
Energy efficiency Newcastle, UK National Energy Action Training the foot soldiers of the green energy revolution
Solar photovoltaics Africa SolarAid Creative distribution brings solar lights to East Africa’s rural poor
Education Hampshire, UK South Farnborough Infant School From LESS CO2 learner to Ashden winner
Buildings UK Sustainable Energy Academy and United House Insulating hard-to-treat homes
Sustainable travel UK Sustrans Bringing cycling to the heart of our communities
Multiple technologies Cornwall, UK Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network Creating an energy-smart town
Cooking stoves Democratic Republic of the Congo WWF-DRC Clean cookstoves to help protect forests

Winners in 2012[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Solar lamps Africa Barefoot Power Affordable solar products for the poor
Community wind energy UK Energy4All Communities take ownership of sustainable energy
Sustainable transport Belgium Ghent City Council Making cycling the new normal
Small hydro Afghanistan GIZ and INTEGRATION Brighter prospects in rural Afghanistan
Small hydro Indonesia IBEKA Community-owned micro hydro
Water purification Cambodia iDE and Hydrologic Protecting health – and Cambodia’s forests
Carpooling UK Liftshare A friendlier, greener and cheaper way to travel
Energy efficiency Wales, UK The National Trust, Wales Conserving energy and our heritage
Energy efficiency UK Parity Projects A rational approach to retrofit advice
Microfinance India SKDRDP Enabling the poor to make informed energy choices

Winners in 2011[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Biomass briquettes India Abellon CleanEnergy Ltd biomass pellets made from crop residues
Energy efficiency Pakistan Aga Khan Planning and Building Services Promoting energy efficiency products
Biomass gasification India Husk Power Systems Providing electricity by gasification of rice husk
Energy efficiency Ghana Toyola Energy Ltd. efficient and affordable charcoal stoves
Solar PV UK/Africa ToughStuff International manufacturing and marketing a range of low-cost and robust solar products

Winners in 2010[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Hydro Brazil CRELUZ Micro-hydro makes the grid reliable
Solar photovoltaics India d.light Solar lanterns lighting up the world
Multiple technologies Scotland Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust Islanders doing it for themselves
Biogas Vietnam MARD/SNV Biogas for smallholders in Vietnam
Buildings Manchester, UK Northwards Housing Life gets cosy in Manchester’s draughty homes
Education Devon, UK Okehampton College Living and learning sustainable energy
Solar photovoltaics Sub-Saharan Africa Rural Energy Foundation (now called SolarNow) Villages lit up by solar
Biogas Kenya Sky Link Innovators Biogas for homes and institutions
Education Cornwall, UK St Columb Minor School Fun and games saving energy at school
Other biomass Suffolk, UK Suffolk County Council Local woodfuel for schools
Solar photovoltaics Nicaragua TECNOSOL Power from the sun
Solar thermal Belfast, UK Willis Renewable Energy Systems Making it easier to retrofit solar water heating

Winners in 2009[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Outstanding achievement India IDE India Treadle-pump for irrigation
Energy Champion USA/China Aprovecho Mass production of efficient wood stoves
Solar PV Nicaragua ECAMI Renewable energy in rural communities
Solar greenhouses India GERES Improved greenhouses grow food in Himalayan winter
Biomass briquettes Uganda Kampala Jellitone Suppliers Biomass briquettes made from crop waste
Biomass gasification India Saran Renewable Energy Biomass gasification to power local electricity grids
Solar PV Ethiopia Solar Energy Foundation Solar PV for villages
Charity UK Sustainable Energy Academy 60% carbon emission cuts for existing homes
Charity UK Marches Energy Agency Low Carbon Communities
Energy business UK Geothermal International Heat pump installation in large commercial buildings
Energy business UK Archetype Sustainable Architecture
Local Authority UK Kirklees Council Free home insulation
Local Authority UK Devon County Council Renewable Energy 4 Devon
Schools UK Ashley Primary School Large carbon cuts using targets at school and home
Schools UK Currie Community High School Carbon saving as part of school life

Winners in 2008[edit]

Category/technology Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Outstanding achievement Bangladesh Grameen Shakti Rapidly growing solar installer provides clean cooking as well
Efficient stoves India TIDE Wood-saving stoves for small businesses in South India
Solar PV China Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP) Bringing affordable, high-quality solar lighting to rural China
Efficient stoves Tanzania Kisangani Smith Group Blacksmiths develop wood-saving stoves
Efficient stoves Ethiopia Gaia Association Clean, safe ethanol stoves for refugee homes
Solar thermal Uganda Fruits of the Nile Solar drying business links rural farmers with export markets
Small hydro Brazil CRERAL Cooperative uses mini hydro to increase electricity supply on local grid
Solar PV India Aryavart Gramin bank Bank helps customers to buy solar home light systems {SHLS}
Charity UK Global Action Plan Bringing energy efficiency to the workplace and beyond
Charity UK The Energy Agency, Ayrshire Using a community wind fund to improve energy efficiency of homes
Energy business UK Kensa Design and manufacture of heat pumps for easy installation
Energy business UK Dulas Diverse renewable energy services from employee-owned business
Local Authority UK Leeds City Council Continually improving efficiency in a large housing stock
Local Authority UK Arun District Council District council brings energy efficiency throughout its operations
Schools UK Ringmer Community College Secondary pupil-led commitment to managing energy
Schools UK Sandhills Primary School throughout culture and curriculum of a primary school

Winners in 2007[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Outstanding achievement India SELCO Making solar energy affordable yet commercially viable
Enterprise China Daxu Ltd New stove designed to burn crop waste transforms the lives of rural users
Enterprise Nepal Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal Upgraded water mills benefit millers and villagers in the Himalayas
Food Security India BIOTECH Innovative scheme turns food waste into gas for cooking and electricity
Food Security India SKG Sangha Innovation in use of biogas slurry allows rural women to make a profit
African Award Tanzania Zara Solar Ltd Solar energy made affordable to the rural poor
African Award Ghana Deng Ltd Solar entrepreneurs bring electricity to rural communities
Light and Power Lao PDR Sunlabob Solar power electrifies rural villages at a price people can afford
Light and Power Peru Practical Action The power of water electrifies remote Andean village
Education and Welfare Bangladesh Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha Solar powered boats bring education and sustainable energy supplies to some of Bangladesh's poorest


Education and Welfare Philippines AID Foundation New improved ram pump technology brings running water to hillside villages
Renewable Energy UK Wood Energy Ltd Expanding the supply of high quality wood-fuel boilers throughout the UK
Renewable Energy UK Nottinghamshire County Council Using wood for heating in schools
Energy efficiency UK Cumbria Energy Efficiency Advice Centre Improving the efficiency of housing in Cumbria
Energy efficiency UK ENWORKS North West businesses make carbon saving pay
Energy Business UK Ecotricity Local renewable electricity from large wind turbines
Energy Business UK Solarcentury Innovative design brings solar power to more rooftops
Schools UK Woodheys Primary School Whole-school commitment to practical energy saving
Schools UK Seaton Primary School Inspiring pupils and supplying sustainable energy with wind and solar systems

Winners in 2006[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Food India VK-Nardep Adding value to the residue from biogas plants
Food India Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) Compact digester for producing biogas from food waste
Food Cambodia Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités(GERES) Commercialisation of efficient charcoal stoves in Cambodia
Enterprise India International Development Enterprises, India (IDEI) Treadle pumps for improved agricultural productivity
Light Bangladesh Rahimafrooz Batteries Ltd Local production of components for solar home systems
Light Bangladesh Grameen Shakti Promotion and microfinance of solar home systems for rural households in Bangladesh
Light Sri Lanka SEEDS Micro-finance provides solar lighting to homes in rural Sri Lanka
Health and Welfare China Shaanxi Mothers Fuel, compost and sanitation from biogas in rural China
Health and Welfare Mexico Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnología Rural Apropiada (GIRA) Clean and efficient cookstoves bringing health benefits in rural Mexico
Special Africa Award Tanzania Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (MRHP) Using agricultural residues to fire high-quality bricks for low-cost housing
Special Africa Award Southern Africa Aprovecho Research Centre Commercialisation of Rocket Stoves for institutional cooking in Southern Africa
Renewable Electricity UK Good Energy Home Generation: rewarding local renewable electricity generators
Renewable Electricity UK Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) Solar villages in Huddersfield
Renewable Heat UK Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) District heating from local tree waste
Renewable Heat UK BioRegional Development Group 'TreeStations': establishing a local supply of wood-chip from waste
Energy efficiency UK Gloucestershire Warm and Well Widespread improvements in energy efficiency and comfort
Energy efficiency UK Energy Audit Company (EAC) Cavity wall insulation for all
Schools UK Eastchurch Primary School Good energy housekeeping
Schools UK Cassop Primary School Sustainable energy in schools

Winners in 2005[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Health and Welfare Nepal Biogas Sector Partnership Domestic biogas for cooking and sanitation
Health and Welfare Nigeria KXN Nigeria Ltd PV-powered vaccine refrigeration for remote villages in north-east Nigeria
Health and Welfare Honduras Trees, Water & People / AHDESA Fuel-efficient stoves for rural and urban households
Food India Nishant Bioenergy Consultancy Limited ( School cookstoves running on crop waste in North India
Enterprise Bangladesh Prokaushali Sangsad Limited (PSL) Solar co-operative for Bangladeshi women
Enterprise Rwanda Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST) Biogas plants providing sanitation and cooking fuel in Rwanda
Enterprise India SELCO India Making a business from solar home systems
Light India Noble Energy Solar Technologies (NEST) Ltd Affordable solar lanterns to replace kerosene lamps
Light Philippines Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMO) Micro-hydro power for villages in the historic rice terraces of the Philippines
Energy Champions UK ALIEnergy Bringing sustainable energy to remote communities on the west coast of Scotland
Energy Champions UK Centre for Sustainable Energy Advancing sustainable energy policy and practice for over 25 years
Energy Efficiency UK Community Energy Plus 'Home Health': bringing energy efficiency to communities in deprived areas of Cornwall
Energy Efficiency UK Second Nature Developing a high-quality insulation for buildings, made of sheep's wool
Renewable Electricity UK Renewable Devices Swift Turbines Building-mounted wind turbines
Renewable Electricity UK South Somerset Hydropower Group Electricity generation from historic water mills
Renewable Heat UK Thames Valley Bioenergy Establishing a woodfuel economy in the Thames valley

Winners in 2004[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Enterprise Pakistan Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) Micro-hydro power for remote communities in the Hindu Kush, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Enterprise India Aurore Solar power for communities, farmers and market traders across India
Enterprise India IT Power (ITPI) Website : Upgrading of traditional watermills in the Himalayas to enable the growth of local sustainable

milling enterprises

Food Pakistan Escorts Foundation Fuel-efficient stoves for rural women in Pakistan
Food Guatemala HELPS International Fuel-efficient, safe wood-burning stoves for rural communities in Guatemala
Food India

Prakratik Society

Biogas cooking stoves for villages on the fringes of the tiger reserve in Ranthambhore Park
Light Kenya Intermediate Technology Development Group Kenya (ITDG-EA) 'Pico-hydro' power - bringing electricity to rural communities on the slopes of Mount Kenya
Renewable Electricity UK Miles and Gail Fursdon Micro-hydro power for a Dartmoor farm
Renewable Heat UK Rural Energy Trust (RET) Woodfuel heating systems for schools and public building

Winners in 2003[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Health and Welfare Peru Asociacion Madrilena de Ingenieria Sin Fronteras Hispanic American health link in the Upper Amazon
Health and Welfare India Barefoot College Solar energy to meet basic needs in the Himalayas
Food Eritrea Energy Research and Training Centre (ERTC) Fuel efficient stoves for baking injera bread
Food Nicaragua Prolena Nicaragua The Pro-Tortilla programme: modernisation of household tortilla businesses in Nicaragua with the 'Ecostove'
Enterprise India Madhya Pradesh Gramin Vikas Mandal Solar lamps for street hawkers
Enterprise India West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) Sagar Island - Solar Island
Energy Efficiency UK BioRegional Development Group Zed into the Mainstream
Renewable Electricity UK Cwmni Gwynt Teg cooperative Ail Wynt project, Moel Maelogan Wind Farm
Renewable Electricity UK Sustainable Energy Action Ltd Solar for London

Winners in 2002[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Health and Welfare Tanzania Adventures in Health, Education and Agricultural Development


A water testing and solar pasteurisation project for rural communities in Tanzani
Health and Welfare Zambia African College for Community Based Natural Resource Management Solar powered electric fencing for securing livelihoods and conserving wildlife resource
Food India Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) Converting sugar cane trash into domestic fuel
Food Kenya Solar Cookers International Expansion of solar cooking programme at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Winners in 2001[edit]

Category Country/region Organisation Award-winning work
Food Nigeria Centre for Household Energy and the Environment (CEHEEN) Improved cooking stoves for poor families in rural and semi-rural areas of Nigeria
Food Rwanda Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST) Popularisation of the 'KIST' improved bread oven, Rwanda
Health and Welfare Honduras Enersol Associates, Inc. Clean water for health: using solar electricity to deliver clean water in rural Honduras
Education Kenya Renewable Energy Technology Assistance Programme (RETAP) Integrating energy conservation and fuelwood production in schools to help conserve the forests of Mount Kenya

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