Establishes micro-distribution network for clean energy technology.
Energy poverty is not a technology problem, it’s a distribution problem. Pollinate Energy ﬁlls this gap by training local people in technical and entrepreneurial skills and supporting them as they build clean energy micro-franchises. These franchises service urban slum residents with clean energy products, such as solar systems and smokeless cookstoves. Pollinate Energy’s clean energy solutions help ﬁght India’s widespread energy poverty by effectively reaching out to the increasing numbers of urban slum communities, both as customers and distributors.
Pollinate Energy India is responsible for training micro-entrepreneurs, implementing, monitoring and evaluating their activities. It runs a volunteer program that brings young professionals to Pollinate Energy headquarters.
Pollinate Energy Australia provides support with day-to-day operations, ﬁnance, logistics, and training for micro-entrepreneurs.
Parinaam Foundation helps recruit micro-entrepreneurs and advises on working with low-income urban communities.
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).