Barefoot Power, in partnership with Villgro Stores, has received the Intersolar Award 2013 for a simple yet visionary solution called the ‘Solar Weaver Kit’ that enhances productivity among weaving communities in Tamil Nadu.
Today more than ever companies need to make their products and services known to gain international recognition in the growing competition. Intersolar strives to promote the industry’s power to innovate. To this end, the Intersolar AWARD is presented each year with the support of international industry associations.
Ennovent’s Impact Investment Holding investee, Barefoot Power wins this award for a solar-powered LED tube light solution designed specifically for handlooms provides light for up to 12 hours of weaving a day. The kits enable the weavers to double their productivity and raise their incomes by generating the reliable power they need for their livelihoods. The LED light covers the light spectrum necessary for intricate weaving, supporting both the SMEs and the weavers responsible for the delicate work.
The Intersolar AWARD has established itself as the industry’s flagship and by winning with award, Barefoot Power & Villgro Stores have demonstrated a remarkable understanding of the environment in rural India and made a direct economic and social impact with smart solar design.