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Nuru Energy

Nuru Energy

Working with local organisations to recruit and train micro-franchise entrepreneurs, this enterprise markets an innovative and simple-to-use off-grid recharging platform that uses kinetic energy. Their pedal generator provides reliable, clean, sustainable power anytime to recharge portable LED lights as well as other low-power devices, such as radios and mobile phones.

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.

  • Establish partnerships jointly promoting sustainable energy with at least two organisations in Uganda and East Africa with a footprint in the target communities.
  • Prevent over 50,000 tons of CO2 emissions by substituting kerosene lamps with Nuru lights.
  • Establish at least 3,000 VLEs (minimum 30 % women) in target areas and sell at least 500,000 Nuru lights in rural areas with no access to electricity.
  • Enable over 100,000 students and pupils to study when there is no daylight.


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