TECHNOLOGY

OUR TECHNOLOGY

UpEnergy fights poverty, improves health, and protects forests by making clean energy technologies available to people in the developing world. These technologies include high-efficiency cookstoves, solar lights and water purification.

UpEnergy is technology agnostic, focusing instead on sourcing the best possible solutions for local contexts. UpEnergy sources products locally wherever possible and is committed to working with local manufacturing to develop products that meet stringent quality and design standards.

UpEnergy identifies high-quality products that are aspirational, locally appropriate, durable, and sufficiently affordable for the segments we target. We test technologies using test sales, focus groups, surveys and laboratory tests.

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Clean Cookstoves:

UpEnergy’s Ugandan and Central American sales operations focus primarily on the distribution of clean cookstove technology.  Current stove technologies include the Biolite, EZY Stove, SmartHome stoveJiko Poa and Envirofit G-3300. These clean cookstoves reduce smoke and harmful gases by up to 80%, reduce biomass fuel use by up to 60%, and reduce cooking time by up to 50%.

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Woman cooking with the Biolite

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Operating stoves: Ezy and Biolite with LED light

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SmartHome stove sales

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Woman cooking with the Envirofit

Solar Lights:

The electric grid in countries where we work does not adequately serve the population. As a result, many of our customers are left without light during the evening or are forced to burn expensive, polluting, and dangerous kerosene lamps.

UpEnergy sells Greenlight Planet’s Sun King Pro and Sun King Solo products and is bringing other products to market.

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The SmartHome team selling the SunKing Pro at Rushere Sacco

Water Purification:

Many customers lack reliable access to clean water.  As a result, they boil their water to make it suitable for consumption or drink unclean water.  Boiling requires large amounts of wood and charcoal which contributes to deforestation and climate change and impacts health from indoor air pollution.

UpEnergy currently sells Tulip Water Filter products.

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SmartHome stove sales

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Woman cooking with the Envirofit

Future Technologies

UpEnergy is always testing new technologies to best serve our customers each market. For more information, Contact us.