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 Negawatt challenge billed to tackle urban energy challenge problems, made its way through four cities, Tanzania, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi and Accra Ghana.

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.

Photo Credit: nix|photo via Compfight cc

Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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