Azuri Technologies, a pioneer in pay-as-you-go solar home solutions for off-grid Africa, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.
Contested by over 13,000 innovators from 93 countries, the Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the 100 leading companies in sustainable innovation.
It features companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges and this year marks the tenth edition of the list.
“We are honoured to be listed in the Global Cleantech 100 and to have our innovative off-grid home solar solutions in the global spotlight,” said Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth.
“Azuri is not only delivering affordable renewable, clean energy to light homes but our solar technology is also driving economic development in rural of-grid communities where our solar products and added services are helping people improve livelihoods and increase family income.”
In 2018, Azuri announced a unique partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever to help bring solar to millions more in Kenya.
Azuri and Unilever also released a new mobile e-voucher system that enables solar customers to redeem free washing powder with every top-up, combining modern consumer goods with access to power.
Azuri also partnered with APA Insurance in Kenya in 2018 to bring affordable income cover and life insurance to off-grid rural workers.
In total, 13,900 companies from 93 countries were nominated for this year’s Global Cleantech 100. Nominees were weighted and scored to create a short list of 308 companies reviewed by the 87 members of Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The final list contains the companies best positioned to solve the future’s cleantech challenges and make an impact on the market.
“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralised and digitised future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group.
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.
For detailed information on Azuri’s outlook as an innovator, visit Cleantech Group’s market intelligence platform and download the report and read about the companies solving our biggest challenges.