Our Product Range
Nuru Lights ™ and other USB-charged devices, such as mobile phones, are all charged directly from Nuru Energy’s plug-and-play recharge station, consisting of the POWERCycle™ pedal generator, the Nuru Solar Panel ™ and the Nuru Octopus Charger ™.
- Powercycle ™
- Octopus Charger ™
- Nuru Light ™
- Nuru Solar Panel ™
Solar energy is often not the most reliable source of energy. For example central Africa gets 5x less sunshine than East or Southern Africa. To run a successful Nuru Energy micro-business, village entrepreneurs need power day and night. This is the reason why we designed the POWERCycle ™, an ingenious and efficient way to convert human energy into usable energy. A person can pedal anywhere (it’s portable) and anytime (even in the middle of the night) and up to 5 Nuru Lights can be recharged simultaneously in around 20 minutes!
Octopus Charger ™
A portable recharging station, the Octopus Charger's high capacity internal battery can be recharged by the POWERCycleTM, a 60W panel or an AC adapter. Once charged the Octopus can be unplugged from the energy source and moved around within the village by the Village Entrepreneur to simultaneously recharge up to 5 USB charged devices, including Nuru Lights (fast-charged 5 at a time in around 20 minutes!) and mobile phones (will charge at a standard charge rate). It can also charge other USB devices such as tablets and e-readers. Fast and portable, what a combination!
Nuru Light ™
A common misconception is that people require room lighting. In households in rural villages that earn less than $1.50 per day, the need for task lighting greatly outweighs the need for room lighting since light is primarily used to perform basic tasks such as cooking, studying, walking to the outside toilet or attending to your baby during the night. Built for the harsh rural climate, we designed the Nuru Light to be the ideal task light for villagers. Each Light lasts up to 18 hours on a single recharge and has three brightness settings allowing the user to choose the appropriate amount of light for the task at hand. Knowing that households would struggle to afford even just 1 Nuru Light, we designed each light to be multi-functional, allowing anyone in the household to use it for any purpose. Whether hung up from the ceiling, placed on a surface or worn as a headlamp, the Nuru Light is the perfect portable companion.
Nuru Solar Panel ™
The Nuru 60W solar panel compliments the use of the POWERcycleTM. When there is no sun, village entrepreneurs use the POWERcycleTM. They are running a business after all and people need to recharge day and night!