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Awards and Recognition

We Care Solar has been honored by multiple awards since the first year of the organization in 2010.

2022 Miller Center Social Impact Excellence Award
2021 Energy Globe World Award, Zimbabwe
2021 Renewable Transformation Challenge Finalist
Forbes 50 Over 50
eTown eChievement Award
F.M. Kirby Impact Prize 2021 Finalist
Million Lives Club 2020
WISH 2020 Innovation Award
2020 Roddenberry Prize Finalist
ARE Award 2020
Science, Technology, and Innovation for SDGs 2020
Time 100 Best Inventions 2019
Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019
Edison Gold Award Winner 2019
Ashden Award Finalist 2019
UN Momentum for Change: Lighthouse Activities Winner 2017
Drucker Prize Winner 2017
Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers 2017
Lipman Family Prize Winner 2017
Zayed Future Energy Prize Finalist 2017
2016 National Energy Globe Award, Ethiopia
UCSF Alumni Excellence Award 2015
UBS Optimus Award Winner 2015
UN DESA Powering the Future We Want Award 2015
2015 National Energy Globe Award, Eritrea
Sustainia100 Innovative Solution 2014
CNN Top 10 Hero, Dr. Laura Stachel 2013
Department of Energy and MIT C3E Award for Advancements in the Developing World 2012
Oberlin College, Alumni Distinguished Service Award 2012
Katerva Gender Equality Award Winner 2013
UN Association Global Citizen Award 2012
ABC Person of the Week 2011
Nokia Health Award, Tech Museum of Innovation 2011
Green Award, Elle Magazine 2011
Jefferson Award for Public Service, Silver Medalist 2010
Pop! Tech Social Innovators Fellowship 2010
Our Bodies Ourselves Women's Health Heroes Award 2010
Global Social Venture Competition Winner, Social Impact 2010
CITRIS Big Ideas Competition Winner 2010
UC Berkeley Chancellor's Award for Civic Engagement 2010
Ashoka Changemakers' Healthy Mothers, Strong World Winner 2010
Global Social Benefit Incubator Fellow, Santa Clara University 2010