20 Renewable Energy Kiosks Powered by Rural Women

 
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20 Renewable Energy Kiosks Powered by Rural Women

20 Renewable Energy Kiosks Powered by Rural Women

2 Boys in Odisha, India with their NURUlights

2 Boys in Odisha, India with their NURUlights
The NURUlight can be used as a head or neck lamp by children and adults alike for various tasks like studying, cooking, farming activities, cycling, walking, etc. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - May, 2011, Hathikhamba village, Rayagada district, Odisha, India.)

An Entrepreneur & his POWERCycle pedal generator

An Entrepreneur & his POWERCycle pedal generator
The NURU POWERCycle pedal generator is a human-powered electricity generating platform, which upon 20 minutes of easy pedaling can recharge 5 portable, LED NURUlights at once with each light lasting up to 30 hours! This unique and unprecedented solution to the crisis of rural lighting is helping rural entrepreneurs, like Sukari Krishna Rao (above) run a sustainable micro-business of selling and recharging lights for a small fee in his community, providing a brighter, safer and cleaner alternative to kerosene lamps. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Mukundpur village, Rayagada district, Odisha, India, March 2011)

Child studying with his NURUlight in Odisha, India

Child studying with his NURUlight in Odisha, India
The NURUlight is an ideal neck lamp for studying or reading, allowing children that previously relied on kerosene lamps to have brighter, safer and longer lasting light to study after dark. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Saroda village, Rayagada district, Odisha, India, May, 2011)

Mother cooking with her NURUlight, Odisha, India

Mother cooking with her NURUlight, Odisha, India
Used as a neck-lamp the NURUlight is ideal for cooking, and brighter, longer lasting and much safer alternative to kerosene lamps that cause respiratory illness, fires and burns. With brighter light, that's fit for the task, Saroj Lima (above) can finish cooking faster, allowing her to spend the time saved, with her infants. T(Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Hathikhamba village, Rayagada district, Odisha, India, March, 2011)

An Entrepreneur uses his POWERCycle, Odisha, India

An Entrepreneur uses his POWERCycle, Odisha, India
Mounted on a simple, locally made, wooden frame the NURU POWERCycle produces enough energy in just 20 minutes of easy pedaling to charge 5 portable, LED NURUlights at once, with each light lasting up to 30 hours on a full recharge! By charging a small fee for each recharge from his customers, Sukari Krisha Rao (above), can now earn in a day, what he previously earned in a week, while providing essential light recharging services to households spread across 14 villages and hamlets that previously relied on kerosene lamps for the majority of their lighting needs. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik, Mukundpur Village, Rayagada district, Odisha, India, March, 2011)

Tailor in Gaya, Bihar, India uses his NURUlight

Tailor in Gaya, Bihar, India uses his NURUlight
Used as a head-lamp the LED-based, portable NURUlight is ideal for getting work done! Be it a tailor, carpenter, farmer or anyone else, the NURUlight provides bright and clean light that lasts long enough (up to 30 hours) to work well into the night without the need for dim, unsafe and polluting Kerosene Lamps.For Ram Prasad (in the photo above), this means he gets extra hours to operate his tailoring business, leading to more income for him and his family at a long-term cost that is cheaper and cleaner than the Kerosene Lamps he previously relied on. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Tekari Village, Gaya district, Bihar, India, October, 2011)

Villager uses NURUlight as a bike light, Odisha

Villager uses NURUlight as a bike light, Odisha
The NURUlight is ideal for outdoor tasks and has been designed with villagers to fit all their needs. Designed to be used in a variety of ways, the NURUlight can also be mounted on a bicycle and used as a bike-light (above) in rural India where there is no street lighting and villagers often cycle in the dark of with one hand on their bicycle and a torch on the other. The long-lasting NURUlight makes it easier to cycle at night in rural areas, allowing villagers to make trips to the local market, to their neighbors or to hospitals and clinics in times of emergency. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Baliguda, Kandahmal district, Odisha, India, September, 2011)

Mother using her NURUlight to cook, Odisha, India

Mother using her NURUlight to cook, Odisha, India
Used as a neck-lamp the NURUlight is ideal for cooking, and brighter, longer lasting and much safer alternative to kerosene lamps that cause respiratory illness, fires and burns. Ranjana Bhatra (above) used to use kerosene lamps for cooking for her family, but now uses the NURUlight since its brighter and safer for her and her family. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Hathikhamba village, Rayagada District, Odisha, India, May, 2011)

Entrepreneur demos the POWERCycle, Odisha, India

Entrepreneur demos the POWERCycle, Odisha, India
Mounted on a simple, locally made, wooden frame the NURU POWERCycle produces enough energy in just 20 minutes of easy pedaling to charge 5 portable, LED NURUlights at once, with each light lasting up to 30 hours on a full recharge! Ranjan Lima (above) demonstrated the POWERCycle upon first acquiring it to locals in his village. (Photo Credits: Gaurav Malik - Hathikhamba village, Rayagada district, Odisha, India, July, 2011)
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Gaurav Malik

Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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