Renewable Energy for Micronesia
The Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls and 5 islands, the majority of which are not electrified, have an unreliable energy source, and pay very high fuel costs. In addition, income levels are low and communities are extremely remote, with small populations, long distances between each atoll, and unreliable transportation.
Island Eco is a social entrepreneurship, doing business and implementing projects in rural electrification and renewable energy in the Marshall Islands since 2001. Its mission and the goals are in line with the National Energy Plan, which strives for 20% of energy to come from renewable sources by 2020.
Gender-Just Climate Solutions Award
Awarded at the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris in 2015 for our women-focused renewable energy training program.
Ashden Award Finalist
Finalist in 2013 for the Ashden Small Island Award for our solar refrigeration and electrification program
United States Department of Agriculture Service Award
Awarded in 2010 for our efforts to electrify rural communities of the Marshall Islands.
Our solar projects provide useful services to those in need, especially in remote locations across the Marshall Islands.