MeshPower is committed to delivering social and environmental impact to the communities it services.

Access to energy

Access to energy

Not only do 20% of the world’s population have no electricity, a far larger share also have persistent power failures.

MeshPower aims to provide 10,000 families with reliable and affordable energy by the end of 2016.

MeshPower’s smart load system manages the energy generated to ensure continuous service, even on rainy days.

MeshPower’s pay-as-you go service allows people from all levels of society to get electricity, not just the wealthiest.

MeshPower connects communities, not just individuals, with each nanogrid installation connecting up to 50 familie.

Energy Generation

Energy Generation

Over the next quarter century, about 90% of the growth in energy demand will come from countries that are not members of the OECD.

MeshPower continues to generate more power every year as the company grows, with each MeshPower nanogrid generating an additional 1.46MWh per annum.

Reducing Emissions

Reducing Emissions

Reducing the world’s atmospheric pollution is essential to limiting global warming below 2% as agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015.

MeshPower realises a saving of 6.0 tCO2eq per nanogrid per annum.

Health

Health

Burning fuel for energy creates adverse health risks, including a greater incidence of burns, indoor air pollution, accidental poisoning of children through ingesting kerosene and visual health impairment.

MeshPower provides low-voltage (48V) Direct Current (DC) electricity which is safe to touch and provides no danger in terms of electric shock.

MeshPower reduces the number of batteries used, the discharge of which can be hazardous to health.

MeshPower electricity replaces 4 litres of kerosene per family per month.

Poverty Alleviation

Poverty Alleviation

MeshPower’s affordable electricity can provide household savings on a macro level, as well as stimulating further socio-economic opportunities on a larger scale, allowing new and existing businesses to expand and flourish.

Employment

Employment

Renewable energy systems can provide more jobs than non-renewable energy systems, as well as stimulating economic and job creating activity.

MeshPower has created 20 full time jobs in Rwanda since 2014.

MeshPower plans to hire additional 20 full time people in Rwanda in 2016.

In addition, local vendors make money through selling MeshPower vouchers.

Education

Education

Lighting extends productive hours for everyone in a family, including children, who can undertake more study at home in the evening.

MeshPower customers use 4.7 hours of light after dark per household.