October 23, 2012, Cambridge UK: The Nobel Sustainability Trust has granted Azuri rights to the title ‘Nobel Sustainability supported Clean Tech company 2012’. This exclusive label is granted only to the most outstanding companies and initiatives within clean technology and sustainable energy.
Gustaf Nobel, Chair of Nobel Sustainability Trust (left) presented Azuri’s CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth (right) with the prestigious title at the Sustainia Award Ceremony in Copenhagen.
Azuri was announced the winner of the Sustainia Award: a new global award honouring a solution, technology or idea with a significant contribution to a more sustainable future. Nobel Sustainability Trust is the latest partner to join the Sustainia Award Committee.
The Nobel Sustainability Trust is a Nobel family initiative taken by visionaries and global socially responsible Nobel family members, to encourage the research, development, commercialisation and implementation of products and procedures within the field of renewable and sustainable energy.
Azuri received the recognition for its work with the Indigo solar solution for off-grid residents in the developing world. Indigo technology combines mobile phone and solar technology to provide pay-as-you-go solar power that replaces kerosene and phone charging services, while cutting users’ energy spend by as much as 50%. Customers can then over time progressively upgrade their system to support radio, TV and other household devices.
Gustaf Nobel, Chair of Nobel Sustainability Trust said “Azuri’s Indigo solar solution for off-grid residents in the developing world corresponds perfectly with NST’s vision where we envisage a world in which alternative, renewable and sustainable energy sources will be readily accessible to all members of society and avoiding environmental threats. We congratulate Azuri for their achievements and winning the Sustainia award 2012 and look forward to follow their future development.”
Azuri’s CEO, Simon Bransfield-Garth said, “It is a great honour for Azuri to be recognized by the Nobel Sustainability Trust. Azuri’s Indigo pay-as-you-go solar aims to bring appropriate power at scale to emerging markets and we look forward to working with the Nobel Sustainability Trust and other Sustainia partners to bring this ambition to fruition.”