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National ENERGY GLOBE Award India 2018
Pollinate Energy brings life-changing products to India’s marginalised urban slums – from solar powered lights to improved cook stoves to water filters. For India’s urban poor, Pollinate Energy is the missing link in the chain. It allows them to access, understand, and afford household products that make daily life better and safer.
On 31 July 2012, India experienced the largest blackout the world has ever seen. 620 million people, ~9% of the world’s population, were plunged into darkness for two days. The blackout experienced in the country made media headlines all over the world. The problem was fixed, however, due to massive urbanization some people end up living in slums meaning that there were some 390 million people who continued to live without power as they do not have access to grid energy of other sources of energy.
The solution is to provide communities in urban slums with access to clean energy. In targeting the urban poor demographic, Pollinate Energy aims to be part of an India-wide opportunity to enable a potential 400 million people living without electricity to have easy access to solar powered lights, improved cook stoves and water filters so as to improve their livelihoods.
Unlike other distribution networks focusing on rural markets, Pollinate Energy focuses on urban communities who are prevented from accessing other financial support. By focusing on community engagement and trust building through their on-the-ground sales force of Pollinators, Pollinate Energy Limited have constant feedback on their customers’ needs, locations and financial status? The company’s short-term deferred payment plan makes the products affordable for low-income, transient customers.