Two startups, Sunshade Energy and W.I, have been selected to continue into the next phase of the Negawatt competition, a 3-month business accelerator program.
The locations were selected based on the government’s energy efficiency and low carbon growth, including the existence of dynamic and growing entrepreneurial/technology sectors.
The winning teams beat ASOR and FLIP during the boot camp in Accra, Ghana; also reported by Disrupt Africa.
Sun Shade Energy specializes on strengthening building insulations by offering an upgrade of conventional shading systems, while W.I focused on building insulation by offering a turbine cooling housing unit by a process known as ‘air exchange’.
“The boot camp was a great learning experience for me, though it was a learning curve,” said Nii Tete Saashi Quaye from Sun Shade Energy.
The competition, which ends in November 2015, will see a team from each of the Negawatt cities (who performed well during the boot camp stages) travel to the smart city world expo congress in Barcelona.
Source: Negawatt Challenge Blogpost.