d.light was a finalist in the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize, which was awarded on Jan. 17 at the World Future Energy Summit, currently happening in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

We are grateful that d.light continues to receive recognition for the work we are doing to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable solar energy to the 2.6 billion people in the world who don’t have access to reliable electricity. We are honored to be on a list of amazing finalists that included Acumen Fund, one of d.light’s investors.

d.light would like to salute the winners — Carbon Disclosure ProjectOrb Energy, and Environmental Defense —  worthy recipients who share our vision to see an energy future that is  clean and sustainable.

Launched in 2008, the Zayed Prize is one of the world’s preeminent awards for innovation, leadership, long-term vision and impact in renewable energy and sustainability. It is awarded to “companies that have shown outstanding, innovative achievements and leadership in the global search for a sustainable energy future.”