Off-Grid Energy Access

Sponsored by Kingo

The Off-Grid Energy Access prize, sponsored by Kingo, challenges innovators everywhere to harness our planet’s abundant resources to provide accessible, sustainable energy to the 1.2 billion people globally who live without electricity.

The two finalist teams outlined below will engage in a head-to-head competition at the Visioneering Summit to determine which idea will move forward to be launched as an XPRIZE.

Finalist Teams

Affordable Off-Grid Refrigeration

A $7 million competition where the winning team will produce the most affordable refrigeration options for off-grid households in the developing world. One prize will be for the most practical household refrigerator, with approximately 0.4 kWh/day of cooling capacity, that costs less than $5/month to own and operate. A second prize will be for the most practical small community icemaker that can produce block ice for less than $0.03/kilogram. 

Team emPOWER

A 4 year, $15 million XPRIZE that will enable clean energy abundance for all by creating a new generation of off-grid, home energy systems that are desirable, affordable and sustainable. The winning team will create a 500W home energy system that powers the largest number of valuable appliances for $1/day.