Baylor's 'Village Energy' venture awarded $200,000 grant

For the past two years, a Sustainable Vision team from Baylor University has worked in remote villages in Honduras, helping locals build mini hydro-power stations.

The team's company, Village Energy, was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the Inter-American Development Bank - one of 21 grants the IADB awarded for its “Energy Innovation Contest”. Submissions were judged on the criteria of energy access to impoverished peoples, innovative financial models, and use of renewable energy among others.

"I knew we were a good fit, said team leader Brian Thomas, "but there were over 1,000 applicants, so I was very glad and grateful to receive it. We partnered with a Honduran organization that promotes small-scale renewable energy systems in Honduras."

Village Energy is seeking a further $150,000 in investments. Brian can be contacted here. Read more about the project.