Pollinate Energy brings solar lighting to urban slums

Pollinate Energy, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is working to provide affordable solar lighting to people in India’s urban slums.

Pollinate Energy's founders. Co-Founder Kat Kimmorley in centre of front row.

Pollinate Energy’s founders. Co-Founder Kat Kimmorley in centre of front row.

Pollinate Energy has developed a business distribution model that follows the pathways developed by the spread of mobile phones in India to sell solar lights in more than 140 communities in Bangalore, India. The solar lights are intended to replace kerosene lights, which pose a safety risk, are expensive and pose environmental risks because of kerosene’s carbon emissions. The enterprise calls on volunteers thus far from Australia that join the fellowship programme to go to India and help set up micro-businesses in the communities where they will sell. 

 

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Rachel Alembakis

Rachel Alembakis

Publisher/Editor at The Sustainability Report
Rachel Alembakis has published The Sustainability Report since 2011. She has more than a decade of experience writing about institutional investments and pension funds for a variety of publications.
Rachel Alembakis

Author: Rachel Alembakis

Rachel Alembakis has published The Sustainability Report since 2011. She has more than a decade of experience writing about institutional investments and pension funds for a variety of publications.

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