Let us light lives as we go ahead this Diwali!

This weekend will see Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world begin the five-day festival of lights known as Diwali, the biggest celebration in the Hindu calendar. Also Diwali is  known as Deepavali, Diwali means “row or series of light”.While most of us celebrate diwali by lighting houses & buildings  with diyas, lanterns,led lights…

#Solar power changing the face of poverty in India

Originally posted on Meeka's Mind:
Large, corporate power suppliers often cite baseload [the amount of energy needed to satisfy the minimum energy demands of a given society] as the reason for dismissing solar power. Solar panels/arrays don’t work at night so solar must be useless for baseload. On the surface, the need for baseload…

Piconergy Impact Story(4)

We work till quite late at Piconergy, spending a lot of time on the field when it is dark, sometimes walking upto 10 kms a day in search of places where we can make a difference. Every step shows us the world from a different perspective and teaches us something new. Let me share one…

Agents for CARE at Piconergy

Meet Imran Ali. He says Hi to you all! Piconergy is happy to kick-start its Agents of CARE (Clean, Affordable & Reliable Energy) programme where we strive to create employment opportunities for deserving youth and women while we go ahead on our mission of facilitating energy access to the non/under-served. Imran, an inspiration in many…

Piconergy Impact Story (3)

It’s pleasing to see things ypacing up at Piconergy.  We’ve worked really hard on our new design, added some cool features to our product, which helps users to derive maximum value out of their purchase. In the past one year, We have had the privilege of serving several households which have been living in dark…

Piconergy Impact Story (2)

It is just amazing to see sometimes, what a simple intervention, like installing a light bulb can mean to a person. Meet Dipika who lives in a place surrounded by a vast spread of mangroves, pretty close to the creek meeting the sea. Her family has been living there for decades and relied on Kerosene…

Piconergy Impact Story (1)

Lets come to think of this, is it really that people from so-called ‘marginalized sections’ lack skills or the will to succeed in life? Are they not hard-wroking? or is it that our society has taken their existence for granted and ignored them completely. Well, I think they are equally if not more entrepreneurial and…

Issues of Energy Poverty

Poverty largely cohabits with energy poverty. While there are many definitions for energy poverty, a pragmatic view is that energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy services. The divide between rural and urban India in terms of their access to electricity is quite stark. According to Census 2011, 80.7 million households in…

HELIOS

On conscientious survey and understanding of the energy problems and thier requirements  in the rural and urban India, we at Piconergy have come up with a product  following a rigorous and continiual research and development in an effort to negate the issues related to energy poverty in the most clean, affordable & reliable manner provisioned to…

Understanding their problems and requirements

Initial days at Piconergy   We visited  slum communities of migrant workers in Mumbai. It was unbelievable to see that in a city that never sleeps, flooded with lights in giant buildings, apartments, malls, offices, pandals, shops and roads there still exists communities whose world turns pitch black after sunset. We had a meeting and discussed…