Pollinate Energy Expansion

Pollinate Energy Expansion

Improving lives of India s urban poor.

Energy | India | Access to Energy | Energy and Fuel Efficiency



Pollinate Energy is a not for profit social business that provides access to affordable clean energy technology which improves the livelihood of poor people living in India's urban slums. Through its network of micro distributors Pollinate Energy supplies solar powered home lighting systems to people living without electricity who would otherwise rely on kerosene as a source of light a relatively expensive unsustainable fuel detrimental to users respiratory health. In order to ensure a wide distribution of these systems Pollinate Energy creates opportunities for local entrepreneurs to start their own clean energy businesses that take solar powered lights directly into the communities who need it most. These entrepreneurs or pollinators are supported via the Pollinate Energy head office in Bangalore with comprehensive sales and installation training centralized product maintenance and a rewarding commission structure.


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Energy Operating 11 - 50 employees

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378, Nagawara, 4&5 Thanisandra
Siloak Enclave, Hennur Cross
Bangalore, 560043


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Tweet from Pollinate Energy: Surely the best news you've read all week?  - https://t.co/6LCeR8o2mU Posted Sun Mar 19 11:09 pm

Tweet from Monique Alfris: RT @moniquealfris: Great to see passion and ideas for the AusIndia relationship at #aiyd17 incl taking Surf Life Saving to India to save li… Posted Sun Feb 19 12:20 pm

Tweet from Monique Alfris: RT @moniquealfris: The story of how one solar lamp changed everything for a family https://t.co/TynHORumRf @PollinateEnergy Posted Sat Feb 18 6:10 am

Tweet from Donkey Wheel House: RT @dwh_events: 5 million dollars will be put towards the #socialenterpriseVIC strategy - @VickiWardMP #socent Posted Fri Feb 17 3:31 am

Tweet from Pollinate Energy: @TransitionsFest @joshfoxfilm yep!... and will keep dancing across the millions of communities in India we intend to reach! #solarpower Posted Fri Feb 17 3:28 am

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