Solar pioneer wins World Future Energy prize, lighting Bangladesh
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Zayed Future Energy Prize $1.5 million for solar village lighting Bangladesh NGO founder helps the poorest for lighting His dream to create 100 000 green Jobs
ABU DHABI // A Bangladeshi who helps poor villagers harvest the energy of the sun has won the first Zayed Future Energy Prize, which includes a cash award of US$1.5 million.
Dipal Barua, a founder of a non-profit enterprise called Grameen Shakti, which has enabled hundreds of thousands of rural poor to purchase solar energy systems, was presented with the award last night by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Mr Barua said he would use the money to fund a scholarship programme for women entrepreneurs.
“It is my dream to create 100,000 green jobs in my country and the award will help me achieve this,” he told The National before accepting the prize in a ceremony at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, where the World Future Energy Summit started yesterday