Featured Blog

Now that India’s Union Budget 2018 has blown over, and the usual analysis of the sectoral experts have started cascading, it is not surprising that there is a myriad of opinions being presented, depending on which side of the debate one is on.

It is indeed sometimes difficult to maintain a neutral opinion on matters of national interest. Given the fact that some of these issues touch us citizens in the most prolific matter, it is important to compare and contrast the truth versus the hype, which is usually presented in a budget- especially in a budget that is the final one before a general election next year…

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Featured Press


Shedding Light in the Night- How Solar Energy and Mobile Charging Improves Quality of Life in India

By Ken Banks

August 27, 2013 Digital Diversity, National Geographic News

Featured Press Release

S3IDF to help SAPF develop Smart Villages and Smart Wards in Andhra Pradesh

12 Feb 2018, Bengaluru –  On 9th Feb 2018, the Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Andhra Pradesh Foundation (SAPF) at Vijayawada …

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Awards 2014 Purpose Prize Fellow

The Purpose Prize is the nation’s preeminent large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. S3IDF’s Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Russell J. deLucia, was selected as a 2014 Purpose Prize Fellow.


Top Innovation Award from the Asia Clean Energy Forum

In 2008, S3IDF won a Top Innovation Award for its Social Merchant Bank Approach in the Clean Energy Finance Solutions category at the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). ACEF is a joint effort of the Asian Development Bank (ADB); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; the Governments of Australia, Japan, Spain, and Norway; and other co-sponsors.


World Clean Energy Award

S3IDF won the World Clean Energy Award in the NGO and Initiatives category in 2007 for its lighting initiatives in southern India. It was nominated by the Worldwatch Institute and selected by a jury with representatives from the World Economic Forum, WWF International, and the United Nations Environment Program.

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