February 26, 2015

Gallery: Bringing solar power to rural Mexico

TaroWorks Team

Gallery: Bringing solar power to rural Mexico

At the beginning of this month, we were very pleased to share some great photos of Peripheral Vision International using TaroWorks in the field. We love hearing about the amazing work our customers are doing; seeing it is even better.

Iluméxico are a Mexican social enterprise dedicated to bringing solar power to households in rural Mexico. We were delighted to receive some of their photos this month and wanted to share them with you.

Background

Lack of access to electricity has knock-on effects to massive social issues related to poverty, health and education. Children need light to do homework. Smoke from traditional energy sources has negative respiratory effects. Rich and urban populations disproportionately receive regular electricity. In Mexico, more than 3 million people go without electricity in their homes. Less than 5% of electricity produced nationally comes from renewable energy. Combining these two issues led to Iluméxico developing a solar solution to replace diesel generators or costly expansions of the existing infrastructure.

Using TaroWorks for mobile data collection has allowed Iluméxico to expand rapidly in the last 12 months – from one branch to five, doubling their customer base and making thousands of dollars in savings. They also use TaroWorks as as monitoring and evaluation software, allowing them to improve their business model with data. Manuel Andrade, Head of Operations at Iluméxico, is looking to the future, looking to reach all 3 million people without access to electricity in Mexico and then even further.

“We think that mobile technology will be a core instrument for scaling up the business and will help us have a accurate, real-time and broad outlook of our operations in Mexico and abroad.”

Iluméxico are an organisation doing remarkable work and using innovative tools like TaroWorks to scale-up their vision. We are very pleased to be working with them and look forward to helping them expand for many years to come.

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