Markets an innovative and simple-to-use off-grid recharging platform.
The POWERCycle pedal generator and Nuru Lights provide clean, sustainable energy anytime and anywhere, improving access to electricity and lighting for the poor. A reliable and easy-to-use solution substitutes expensive kerosene, which reduces CO2 emissions and contributes to the development of the local communities. Nuru Energy recruits and trains village-level micro-entrepreneurs (VLEs). VLEs sell the LED lights to their communities and then offer recharging services for a small fee, earning their previous daily income in just 20 minutes by fully recharging 5 Nuru Lights.
Nuru Energy Uganda recruits and trains entrepreneurs to sell LED lights to their communities and then provide recharging services for a small fee.
Kiva Microfunds provides microloans to the poor, enabling them to purchase Nuru lights.
World Vision Rwanda provides Nuru lights to extremely poor households to help them save money on expensive kerosene.
World Vision Tanzania promotes sustainable electricity among local community members and helps train village-level entrepreneurs in Tanzania.
The 2013 SEED Low Carbon Awards are supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).