Member - EarthSpark International

EarthSpark International's mission: eradicate energy poverty.

Type Non-profit project
Founded 2008
Company Size 6
Member Type
Founders Dan Schnitzer
Headquarters Washington, DC 20036, USA
Social network
EarthSpark International


EarthSpark’s integrated approach to clean, smart, participatory microgrids prioritizes the community nature of power systems. As local energy becomes more relevant around the world, this participatory multi-solving will be essential everywhere. Since 2008, EarthSpark has operated solar microgrids in Haiti, piloted innovative electric cooking, and launched a microgrid development company with a local-national-international blended finance approach now backed by a $10M commitment from the Green Climate Fund. EarthSpark’s Feminist Electrification Methodology won the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award in 2018. EarthSpark’s spin-off technology company, SparkMeter, also expanded to reach 30 countries. EarthSpark's "proving what is possible" and "de-risking by doing" proactively overcome barriers with innovation, research, and deep participatory engagement with communities - all of which enhance the sustainability and impact of energy access microgrids.
Headquarters Washington, DC 20036, USA

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from EarthSpark International

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

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