Millions of people living in remote rural villages of India, still have no access to grid power and depend on kerosene lamps for lighting and firewood for cooking. One can imagine the quantum of carbon emission into the atmosphere. Children have difficulties in studying under poor lighting at night and women folk face hardships while cooking. Further, micro businesses such as flowers, fruits and vegetable vendors, kirana and tea shops, have similar challenges.
E-Hands Energy has pioneered a scalable and replicable model, for end user financing of portable solar home lighting systems backed by leading Micro Finance institutions (MFIs), to provide necessary lighting solutions to rural homes and micro entrepreneurs. Thereby, rural people carry on daily activities safely and run smooth business for extended hours. These products are marketed under own brand name called “Namma UrjaTM“. “Namma” means “Our” in Tamil and “Urja” means “Energy” in Sanskrit. E-Hands Energy has partnered with Panasonic for the technology of Solar Home lighting Systems.