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Zayed Future Energy Prize shortlist

The Zayed Future Energy Prize has released the top 40 shortlist for the 2011 Prize.

Entries from 13 nations have been selected for their contribution to sustainable and renewable energy solutions.

The top 40 entries were selected from a total of 391 submissions. The winner, to be announced on 18th January 2011 at an awards ceremony during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, will receive US$1.5 million.

In addition, two other finalists will receive up to US$350,000 each for work in the field of renewable and sustainable energy.

The top 40 entries include the following regional breakdown:

  • USA: 18
  • UK: 4
  • India: 4
  • The Netherlands: 3
  • Belgium: 2
  • China: 2
  • Benin, Hong Kong, Brazil, Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Croatia: 1 each

Shortlisted entries came from a variety of organisations, NGOs, businesses and individuals who are committed to green energy technologies.

The scope of work of the Prize entries include solar installations, solar-wind hybrid systems, wind turbine businesses, biofuel generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, hybrid vehicle charging technologies, low energy water treatments, storm resistant and eco homes.

The top 40 entries are:



BelgiumPrincess Elisabeth Antarctica
BelgiumFirst Solar
ChinaBYD Company Limited
CroatiaUnited Nations Development Programme Croatia
DenmarkWorld Wind Energy Institute (WWEI)
Hong KongD.light
IndiaThe Barefoot College
IndiaSulabh International Social Service Organisation
IndiaHusk Power Systems (HPS)
JapanRenault-Nissan Alliance
NetherlandsTjerk Reijenga
NetherlandsNuru Energy
NetherlandsEuropean Climate Foundation
SwedenClimateWell Solar Powered Air Conditioning
United KingdomSolarcentury and SolarAid
United KingdomMarine Current Turbines
United KingdomUniversity of Sheffield
United KingdomRachel Konrad; Elon Musk
United StatesE+Co
United StatesMakani Power
United StatesSolar Electric Light Fund
United StatesTerry Tamminen
United StatesEnertia Building Systems
United StatesY-Carbon:Tunable Nanoporous Carbon for Electrical Energy Storage
United StatesMake It Right Foundation
United StatesKinder/BOEING
United StatesEngineers Without Borders – USA
United StatesRocky Mountain Institute
United StatesFerrate Treatement Technologies
United StatesAmyris Biotechnologies
United StatesAmerican Council on Renewable Energy
United StatesLee Lynd
United StatesRentricity
United StatesStanford University Global Climate and Energy Project
United StatesBetter Place
United StatesJohnson Controls/Empire State Building

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