Photo Gallery: Pollinate Energy brings light to slums of India
27 May 2015
Pollinate Energy is a social enterprise that aims to bring solar lighting to millions of India’s poor. The company was co-founded with two UNSW graduates, Ben Merven and Monique Alfris, who studied renewable energy engineering before using their skills to set up the company with three friends. Their goal is to reduce the use of kerosene lamps, which can cause burns and respiratory illnesses, and to provide opportunities for local employment. The business has so far sold over 8,000 solar lights to more than 500 communities in India.
Watch a story about Pollinate Energy on the ABC Foreign Correspondent website.