With an enduring commitment to solving the problem of energy poverty, which affects over 400 million Indians, Nuru Energy develops and delivers one-of-a-kind, robust and simple-to-use off-grid lighting and energy solutions for rural areas. These include individually charged, modular and multifunctional LED task-lights, called NURUlights and the world's first commercially available pedal generator, the NURU POWERCycle which provides reliable clean, sustainable power anytime, anywhere, and is hundreds of times more efficient than current solar-based solutions at a fraction of the cost. Used to recharge NURUlights and mobile phones, the POWERCycle is an unparalleled answer to the problem of Energy Poverty. NURU has also developed inexpensive, modular solar panels, an AC recharging option and off-grid mobile phone charging, and is currently developing the world's first parasitic LED light bulb. Co-created with villagers themselves, each of our solutions tackles unique rural energy needs.
We work from the ground-up, with local organizations to recruit and train rural entrepreneurs, who sell NURU's products to their community, in some cases also offering recharging services for a small fee. Entrepreneurs hence, gain additional livelihood while benefiting their communities.
For our efforts in India alone, we have been recognized and awarded by Ashoka Changemakers, Ebay Foundation, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership and SIDA, among others.