What We Do and Why

EnAccess funds open source solutions for energy access. We fund two types of projects: “Building Block” and “Exploration” projects. Building Block projects create hardware, software, or operational toolkits that companies around the world can use and immediately benefit from. Exploration projects are open-ended research projects that promote new ideas in the industry.

We exist because developing new technologies, approaches, and knowledge in energy access is tough, expensive, and important work – but flexible innovation funding is hard to come by. We believe that a) it should be easy for teams doing the hard work to find and manage R&D funding, and that b) the entire energy access community can benefit from sharing knowledge and open source tools.