ATC Startups

Collaboration for Community-Driven Development

ATC helped incubate these green technology businesses with strategic advising.

2020 | Mayan Power & Light

Mayan Power and Light is an association for access to affordable, environmental solutions to poverty in Guatemala. MPL was inspired by 10 years of community projects between ATC and partner organizations, staff, beneficiaries, and local development experts. Mayan Power and Light creates self-sustaining social programs through solar installations, water filtration and social business coaching services for all Guatemalans.

2019 | Solar Technology for the Developing World

The ATC Solar-20 program won the American Made Solar Prize from the U.S. Department of Energy and was awarded funds to start-up a solar business focused on providing long lasting solar solutions for the world’s poorest people. Solar-20 has partnered with Yale University and Makerworks, Ann Arbor to design durable solar kits that last up to 20 years.

2014 | Appropriate Energy Solutions

Together, SEA and ATC developed a Last Mile distribution pathway by training rural women in Guatemala in solar technology and entrepreneurial skills. Still in operation, SEA has installed solar power on homes, schools and businesses across the western highlands of Guatemala.

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