Currently, over 80% of the Kenyan population is not connected to the grid. Many of these off-grid households spend nearly a quarter of their income on kerosene for lighting and another quarter for transport to connect to the urban population. All these can be solved by delivering sustainable and affordable energy to these people.
Pfoofy Power & Light Ltd has come up with smart, innovative and affordable energy solutions for lighting, agriculture and transport for the rural areas of Kenya. We provide affordable lighting solutions through leasing of custom made solar lanterns powered by detachable batteries only rechargeable at our charging stations. Pfoofy also offers affordable transportation through the use of electric motorcycles recharged through our massive solar charging stations.
Pfoofy is a renewable energy firm based in Nairobi. We believe that the provision of sustainable, smart and affordable energy to the off-grid populations is a thing that grows us as we fight a development challenge. At Pfoofy, we are committed to providing smart, innovative and economically viable energy solutions at scale for Kenyans.
He is a graduate of Environmental and Bio-systems engineering from The University of Nairobi. He also holds a certificate in solar photovoltaic systems designs, sizing, installation and maintenance from Uppsala University, in Sweden. He has 6 years of experience in renewable energy projects with Winafrique and Access Energy.
Paul is a graduate of Commerce Accounting from University of Nairobi. He also holds a certificate in Global Entrepreneurship from Handong Global University, South Korea.
Peter holds a diploma in electrical and electronics engineering from The Kenya Polytechnic University withmany years of hands on experience in electrical faults and diagnosis.
Charles is a mechanical and manufacturing engineering student from the University of Nairobi. He has a passion for electricity and emerging technologies. He also holds a certificate in photovoltaic and a business management certificate from Kenya Climate Innovation Center in Partnership with Strathmore University and The Price Water house Coopers. Charles also boasts several awards and accolades including being a finalist in the 1st edition of the Next Big Thing that is run by The Nation Media Group.
Robert is an Economics and Statistics student from the University of Nairobi currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree. He has over three year’s work experience in customer care, sales, data entry and Information Technology. He holds a diploma in Information Technology from Starehe Institute and a certificate in business management from Kenya Climate Innovation Center in Partnership with Strathmore University and The Price Water house Coopers.
James is an Industrial Chemistry student from the University of Nairobi. He is a serious analyst and mathematician with a great passion in industrial chemistry and their application.
We sell three key products to the Kenyan market.
Ecotran is a unique initiative that provides affordable transport to the rural communities using electric motorcycles. Ecotran is an initiative brought in place to curb the high costs of fuel, overcharging of fares by motorbike (bodaboda) operators and the associated environmental degradation in the off-grid populations.
Ecotran involves the recharge of these electric motorcycles through massive solar charging stations which are thereafter hired out to trained company drivers for the purpose of transporting goods and services within the markets we cover.
Ecotran currently has a fleet of 3 motorcycles recharged through a 1kw solar charging station. Work is also underway to scale this initiative through a funding from The United States African Development Foundation that will see Pfoofy set up two 10kW solar charging stations to service extra 40 electric motorcycles.
Solarvill involves the leasing of custom made solar lanterns to off-grid households. These lanterns are provided to clients through the points of sales at only KES 200 against market prices of KES 4500 .The company recovers the cost of this lamps and makes profit by offering replacement of cells that provide solar lighting to rural households at a price cheaper than kerosene. Currently the cost of using kerosene on a lamp is about Kshs. 1000 per month while for our lamps, a person would only use a maximum of Kshs. 300 per month.
We are currently also targeting and providing solar lamps to women doing small scale businesses to elongate their business hours from 6p.m to 9p.m.
So far we have provided solar lamps to 11 women and currently procuring 300 other lamps thanks to funding from the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre.
This is a technology in its pilot phase to introduce 'rent-to-use' irrigation pumps that uses rechargeable cells to pump water to farms. Currently many farmers are unable to irrigate their farms because of the high cost of fuel for diesel powered pumps, the very expensive solar powered pumps and lack of money to purchase the pump as a whole.
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Through the donations of generous people like you, we've brought solar lighting to over 30 people who are not connected to electricity and hundreds of people accessing affordable rural transport using electric motorcycles.
• $25 can put a household out of darkness for 5 years!
• $50 can provide lighting to over 8 school going children for 5 years!
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