June 22, 2008
The 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award
at the Ashden Awards ceremony in London on Thursday
Staff Correspondent -The Daily Mail – Saturday, June 21, 2008
Collated by Brother Shafi
Grameen Shakti, which has installed 150,000 solar home systems in the country and is adding around 5,000 new systems each month, was awarded the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award at the Ashden Awards ceremony in London on Thursday.
The non-profit organisation — a 2006 Ashden Awards prizewinner — bagged the award for its role in income generation among rural population through installation of solar home systems, says a press release received in Dhaka.
The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy was founded in 2001 by the Ashden Trust, a Britain-based charity that works to increase the use of local sustainable energy worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »