Tag Archives: off-grid energy business

Profile: Suleiman Mzungu, SUJA – East Africa

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 - Smart Villages

What is your off-grid energy business? can you give a brief overview? How long have you been working on this business? My off-grid business deals with production of charcoal briquettes with a brand name “Mukala”. We focus on production of clean cooking energy using agricultural waste materials like coconut husks, sugarcane husks, wood pieces, charcoal… […]

Profile: James Ogingo, Chemolex – East Africa

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James is an Industrial Chemistry graduate with entrepreneurship passion leaned towards renewable energy adoption among low income communities, energy management and environmental conservation He is an alumnus of Cambridge Development Initiative, a program sponsored by Smart Villages. He is also recognized as Smart Village Ambassador by IEE Smart Village. James is the Cofounder of Chemolex… […]

Profile: Clifford Okoth – Chemolex – East Africa

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Brief biography Clifford is an entrepreneur, marketer and sales trainer in Kenya. Since graduating from the university, he has passionately worked at Chemolex Company where he is a co-founder. I have developed the start up from the ideation to the scale up phase where the company serves 400 households, 30 businesses and operates 5 solar… […]

Profile: Sameer Nair – Gram Oorja – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? Can you give a brief overview? How long have you been working on this business? Gram Oorja electrifies un-electrified villages in remote areas of India using mini grids. Each home is provided a metered connection that can be used by the household for its electricity needs varying from lighting,… […]

Profile: Tecla Mariwa – East Africa

Sunday September 10th, 2017 - Smart Villages

What is your off-grid energy business? Manufacturing of portable bio-gas for generation of cooking energy and organic fertilizers. Can you give a brief overview? Lack of adequate cooking energy has been one of the major problems in the country. Many people utilize charcoal and firewood which is not an environmental friendly source of energy. However,… […]

Profile: Seni James – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? Portable biogas Can you give a brief overview? Portable biogas is a system that can be easily installed and used in households and institutions like schools, food vendors etc… system uses organic wastes such as food leftovers to generate a cooking gas, additionally the system has a purification system… […]

Profile: Samwel Baruti – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? i. Drying fruits using solar oven ii. Solar power in the agricultural sector. Can you give a brief overview? i. In Tanzania there’s no fruit preserving factory, which means fruits gets destroyed easily by either for not being consumed for long time or by climatic conditions such as high… […]

Profile: Nelson Maleko – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? My off grid energy business is to produce efficient stoves which will use briquettes and charcoal.   Can you give a brief overview? The stove will have an adjustable plate which allows accommodation of different pan size in order to increase efficiency. Other additional features on the stove is… […]

Profile: Mlamba John – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? My off-grid energy business is an efficient stove producing business known as Jensen energy incorporated in collaboration with partners named Nelson Maleko and Senteu together with Elifadhili Shaidi. Can you give a brief overview? Our business incorporates at producing efficient cooking stoves that avoid the loss of heat plus… […]

Profile: Mediana Ngosso – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? My offgrid energy business idea is drying fruits and vegetables by using solar energy technology. Can you give a brief overview? The process will involve drying of fruits and vegetables by using a friendly energy which is solar energy, so as to tackle the problem of food wastage and… […]