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 3-year, $5 million competition where the winning team will produce a household refrigerator costing less than $5/month with a bonus prize for any team that can make a community icemaker that produces 1,000 kilograms of ice per day at a cost of less than $0.03 per kilogram.

Team emPOWER

A $15 million prize split across two challenges: first, a $13 million Energy Innovation prize where the winning team will replicate the capabilities of current off-grid systems at half the cost and demonstrate value to customers; second, a $2 million Finance Innovation Prize where the winning team will design an online platform that raises the most money at the lowest cost of capital.