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Thank you for supporting the EBL focus on reducing technology and market risk to prove new business models and pathways that ensure scale and impact with solutions that are robust and resilient, economically viable and environmentally sustainable to help energy poor communities leapfrog in energy generation, delivery and utilization.
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Empower a Billion Lives (EBL) is a biennial global competition (starting 2018) designed to crowdsource regionally relevant innovation to accelerate deployment of energy access solutions around the world.

EBL requires a holistic approach using innovative business plans and fast-moving 21st century technologies with exponentially declining prices. Ongoing competition cycles will drive a continuous learning process allowing successive competitors to leverage past learnings, adopt fast-moving emerging technologies and demonstrate capabilities in realistic environments.

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Global Competition to Develop Scalable Solutions to Energy Poverty

The Issues:
  • 3 BILLION people live in energy poverty, including 1.1 Billion people without any access to electricity
  • Providing energy access to the 3 Billion people in energy poverty using conventional power generation and delivery solutions will create a global environmental catastrophe
  • 110 MILLION people have gained improved access using solar lanterns -however most of them don’t even meet minimum (remove tier 1) requirements for electricity access
  • Access to clean affordable electricity for the unserved and underserved billions can improve their livelihood, productivity, and enable financial and digital inclusion

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