Pollinate Energy - bringing modern technology to the urban poor through social enterprise
Energy is a social business with a simple mission – to improve the lives of
India’s urban poor by giving them access to life-changing and affordable
renewable energy products. They do this by training local people who are
passionate about helping these communities - the Pollinators - to run a
small business providing these products to those who need it the most. With a
focus on sustainable energy solutions, such as portable solar lights to replace
kerosene and improved cookstoves, people are able to reduce indoor smoke, have
better quality light, use less fuel and save money.
Energy is now expanding into new areas, so that they can leverage their
efficient distribution network to bring more products to the urban poor
communities. In 2014, Arup engaged with Pollinate Energy to help them select
and distribute a clean water solution - this is their story.
Seller - Director Pollinate Energy
Prasad – Environmental Engineer Arup, Water leader
Forte – Hydraulic Engineer Arup, Pollinate Energy Young Professional
about the impact of renewable energy distribution to some of the world’s
poorest communities, and how to become involved.