Access to sustainable energy for all people
1.1 billion people worldwide live without access to energy. Especially in developing and emerging countries the shortage of electrical power supply keeps large parts of the population from overcoming their poverty.
Particularly in rural areas many qualified skilled workers and small-sized businesses have to forgo the use of electrical machines. They are limited in the goods they can produce, and denied economic development. To this day, much of the urgently needed food spoils in the heat because of the lack of refrigeration and conservation. Without energy for the cold storage of medication and vaccines, even basic health care is lacking.
Without access to a power supply to light their huts and houses, charge batteries, or run electrical devices such as phones, radios, TVs, or fans, rural low income communities have no access to the simplest requirements for connecting to the “world”, taking up employment, or acquiring knowledge.
Access to sustainable energy for all people: the Canopus Foundation has made it its mission to work on this challenge and provide people who are still forced to live without electricity with access to power from renewable energy sources, and thus give them new prospects for the future.