Grants are up for grabs for your project!
Grants are up for grabs for your project!

Sky Grants: technological or solar energy projects

The enrolment  to participate are closed! See you next year for the new edition !

Total  has been involved for nearly 12 years in decentralised rural electrification (or access to energy) programs in countries such as Mali, South Africa or Morocco.

In many cases, the technology used to provide access to a modern form of electricity is solar photovoltaics. For each project, the aim is twofold: to provide access to clean and safe electricity, while ensuring that existing systems can operate in a sustainable manner.

Our involvement, your initiative: support for your projects to provide access to solar energy

We want to support student technological projects or projects aimed at developing access to solar photovoltaics, or to water by means of a solar pumping system (for a school, health centre or even households without a modern form of access to energy).

The project must relate to a country in which the population has limited access to energy. Project leaders will be asked to provide a complete technical file (scientific approach, quantified data, costs of materials etc.) and demonstrate:
- The environmental and social relevance of the project
- The means implemented to ensure its operation over time                                                                

Particular attention will be paid to knowledge transfer and the training of local stakeholders (energy issues, water, maintenance, etc.).

At stake

  • A grant to achieve your project:
    5,000 euros shared among winners
  • Total support throughout the project: local support (training and equipment) may be provided through our subsidiary Tenesol ( in countries where it is present

Team composition

  • a group of students from the same school, composed of a majority of students who will not graduate before 2015.

Progress in the project will be monitored for one year. The teams of selected projects must present them before and after their realisation in the field. A mission report will be required as well as a report after 1 year of operation.

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