Awards

2012

Cleantech
Sunlabob is proud to have been awarded the Best Practice in CSR award at the Blue Dart World CSR Day held in February at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The objectives of World CSR Day are to unite for a common cause - Making the world come together to observe this day as a World CSR Day each year and to spread the message of Sustainable CSR, that makes a difference to the community at large.
The CSR awards attempt to recognise the Best practices in Corporate & Social Responsibility. The awards merit recognition to contributions made by an organisation which has made a difference to the people and the community.
Energy_Globe

For the 4th year, Sunlabob has been awarded the National Energy Globe Award for Laos. The project Clean Electricity for Prosperity, Karaoke and Movies in Remote Villages was selected by the international Energy Globe Jury, and the award was presented online on June 05, 2012 in line with the World Environment Day 2012 under the patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with UNIDO and UNEP.
Over 800 projects, presenting successful sustainable environmental initiatives or that employ renewable energy, are submitted from all over the world to compete for this annual award in the categories Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth.

2010

Cleantech
Winner Cleantech National Competition in Singapore
Sunlabob Project Manager Simon Henschel represented Sunlabob at the Cleantech National Competition in Singapore in Oct 2010, and proudly took the title.
The Cleantech Open runs the world's largest clean technology business competition and it looks for the best clean technology ideas from around the world. A prize package of services worth $ 100,000 will be awarded to entrepreneurs to start a business.
First, participants need to participate in their national competition, and if they win their national competition, they get to represent their country as a Global Ideas finalist at the annual Cleantech Open Awards Gala on November 17, 2010 in San Jose, California.
Ideas are presented in a five-minute pitch in front of a crowd of 2,500 investors, entrepreneurs, sponsoring companies, corporations, members of academia, press, and others interested in hearing ideas and getting involved.
At the Cleantech Open Awards Gala, Simon Henschel presented a 5 min video on Sunlabob's Solar Powered Water Purification System. Though he did not win, the system definitely caught the attention of many members in the renewable energy business.
Schwab_foundation
Sunlabob Director Andy Schroeter was one of three Social Entrepreneurs recognized as leading social innovators in Asia during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010, held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, on 13-15 September.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship was co-founded by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and his wife, Hilde. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has been identifying the world’s leading social entrepreneurs in over 40 countries around the globe. Social entrepreneurs implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to social problems by tackling the root causes and creating social transformation. Selected social entrepreneurs of the Schwab Foundation network participate in World Economic Forum events, thus providing unique opportunities for them to connect with business, political and media leaders.
Energy_Globe

Sunlabob has been awarded the National Energy Globe Award for Laos for the third consecutive year. Its project “Implementing village hybrid grids to improve rural livelihoods” was selected by the international Energy Globe Jury, and the award was presented at the Energy Globe national ceremony on 3 June 2010 in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. Over 800 projects, presenting successful sustainable environmental initiatives or that employ renewable energy, are submitted from all over the world to compete for this annual award in the categories Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth.

2009

Energy_Globe
For the second year in a row, Sunlabob was chosen by the International Jury as the national winner for Laos; this time with the project "Village based, solar powered water purification".
The Energy Globe Award aims to highlight that the necessity to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and use our resources economically and sustainably is not a concern reserved to experts and industry, but that it should instead be established into public consciousness. The Award therefore serves as an incentive for implementing further projects related to environment, energy efficiency and climate protection.
AFCEF

At the Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF) Sunlabob's business plan was shortlisted as one of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in the ASEAN region.

2008

Tech_Award
Sunlabob has been nominated as a laureate for The Tech Awards in 2008.
The Tech Awards program was founded to cast a spotlight on innovators around the world who harness technology to profoundly improve the human condition.
UNEP-Sasakawa
Sunlabob has been awarded the UNEP Sasakawa Prize 2008.
The UNEP Sasakawa prize is awarded yearly to individuals or institutions who have made a substantial contribution to the protection and management of the environment.
Lighting_Africa
Together with our African franchisee TSSD we won the Lighting Africa Development Marketplace 2008.
Established by the World Bank in 1998, the Lighting Africa Award sets out to acknowledge and reward the development of products which provide the most innovative, off-grid lighting solutions for the 500 million people without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Energy_Globe
Sunlabob won the National Energy Globe Award Laos for the concept "Selling electricity in remote villages off the grid".
The Energy Globe Award presents successful sustainable projects from all over the world, that conserve and protect our resources or that employ renewable energy.

2007

Ashden_Award
For our Solar Lantern Project we have been awarded the prestigious Ashden Awards in 2007.
The Ashden Awards bring to light inspiring sustainable energy solutions in the UK and developing world and help ensure that they are spread more widely.

2006

WorldChallenge

We have been selected as one of 12 finalist for the World Challenge Award in 2006.
The World Challenge is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

2005

Development_Marketplace
We won the Development Marketplace grant for our concept "Rental Service for Electricity in Remote Villages".
The Development Marketplace is a competitive grant program administered by the World Bank. The global competition aims to identify innovative, early-stage projects addressing climate adaptation.
DGS
We won the DGS Solar Prize 2005 in the category foreign countries.