Congratulations to the 2013 Zayed Future Energy Prize Finalists!

These Large Corporations, Small to Medium Enterprises, Non Governmental Organizations and Global High Schools have all progressed on to the final round of deliberations. The winner is to be selected on January 15th, 2013 at the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony.

Large Corporation

BYD Company Limited

BYD( Build Your Dreams) is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and BusinessWeek's 2009 Tech 100 List and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery technologies like the BYD’s Iron Phosphate battery.


Sharp Corporation

Sharp’s corporate vision is to become an Eco-Positive Company. By “Eco-Positive Company,” Sharp means a company that works with all stakeholders in creating solutions that have significantly more positive impact on the environment than the negative impact caused by business activities.



Clean Power Finance

Clean Power Finance operates a business-to-business marketplace that connects capital sources (up to half a billion dollars to date) committed to investing in residential solar with qualified solar professionals who need finance products to accelerate the mass adoption of solar by consumers.



EcoNation (Belgium) developed and commercialised the 'LightCatcher', the first active and intelligent daylight system in the world which captures, enhances, filters and optimises daylight through a skylight, motorised mirror and lenses. LightCatcher allows users to switch off artificial light fittings for 3,650 hours per year while making use of only 1% of the roof surface. Thanks to its direct, high efficiency, the LightCatcher’s impact on environment and energy bill is eight times higher than solar panels.


Grameen Shakti

Grameen Shakti (GS) has been , delivering  renewable energy technologies (RET) through micro finance to the Bangladeshi rural off-grid population since 1996. As a social business, GS creates employment, fosters entrepreneurship, empowers women, youth and communities and breaks energy poverty without damaging nature.


Mainstream Renewable Power

Mainstream Renewable Power is one of the world’s leading independent developers of renewable energy projects. With a development pipeline of over 15GW globally it has started construction on its first wind farm in Ireland and is about to start building five further wind and solar projects in South Africa, Chile and Canada this year.


Non-Profit Organization (NPO/NGO)

Fraunhofer ISE

With a staff of 1,300, Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. The work at the institute ranges from the investigation of scientific and technological fundamentals for solar energy applications, through the development of production technology and prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems.


Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank co-founded in 1982 by Amory Lovins. RMI collaborates with leading businesses and institutions to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources.


Global High Schools


Fujimigaoka Educational Institution

Fujimigaoka Educational Institute is a private girls’ school, located in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. The school was founded in 1940.  A new school building, completed in the year 2000, gives students various opportunities to understand environmentally considerate ways of living.  For example, filtered rainwater is used in the washrooms and all the toilet rolls they use come from recycled waste paper collected in the school.


Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya

Kalkeri-Sangeet-Vidyalaya (Kalkeri-Music-School) empowers children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their full potential for a better life. This is done through a comprehensive academic and music program undertaken in a peaceful rural residential setting in Karnataka, India.



Waterford Kamhlaba

Waterford Kamhlaba is a United World College situated in Swaziland. It was created in 1962 as a multi-racial school which would offer equal opportunities of good education to students of all races, in protest to the neighbouring regime of apartheid (South Africa). It now comprises 600 students from more than 50 countries, including many African countries.


The Americas

Bronx Design & Construction Academy

Bronx Design & Construction Academy (BDCA) is home to the first approved public school green roof in New York City.  The ninth grade Ecology class and after-school Green Science Club use the green roof to investigate and develop environmentally sustainable practices.



Queen Elizabeth II High School

Students at Queen Elizabeth II High School on the Isle of Man are involved in a pioneering project to combine their Biomass heating system with a Wind Turbine. Inspired by a trip to Gambia and seeing the impact of climate change, the students returned wanting to educate people about how to, and why they should reduce their carbon footprint.



Following extensive deliberations and based on the Zayed Future Energy Prize scoring matrix, the Selection Committee have not shortlisted any Global High School candidates from Oceania for Jury consideration.

*Due to the personal nature of the “Lifetime Achievement” category, the Zayed Future Energy Prize has refrained from noting the names of the finalists for the “Lifetime Achievement” award category. We look forward to announcing the winner at the awards ceremony on January 15th, 2013.