Energising the last mile is a multi-billion dollar opportunity. 

Services

Okra provides end-to-end services tailored to the needs of energy companies and utility providers.

IoT Smart Grids

Setup plug-&-play smart grids using our innovative hardware, software and mobile money technology.

Network Planning

Identify off-grid communities, analyse project pipelines, and generate BOMs automatically using our network planning software.

Project Development

Enter new markets confidently by leveraging our relationships with regulators, proven business structures and project financing options.

1795

Lives Empowered

3

Countries

15

Villages energized

Why Smart Grids?

Okra’s modular DC smart-grids enable households to receive 24/7 electricity for half of the operating costs of traditional AC minigrids. Our modular node-to-node distribution architecture and IoT to remotely control and monitor, enables unparalleled reliability for end-users and grid operators.

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The Okra Pod

Putting every ray of sunlight to good use.

The Pod is the brainy building block of every Okra smart grid. It allows households to interconnect so that they can share energy to where it’s needed when it’s needed. This ensures each and every family has uninterrupted power for their essential needs – lighting, fans, mobile phone charging and TVs.

Power distribution is automatically balanced which means families can also use freezers, cooking equipment, washing machines and water pumps, without fear of blackout.

Okra Harvest

Enabling remote operation of data-driven smart grids.

Manage

Track inventory, plan installs, assign assets, and generate custom reports for all projects – big and small.

Mobile Payments

Keep tight control of billing statuses, update energy packages remotely and check balances for all customers.

Remote Monitoring

See what’s going on in granular detail: energy consumption, battery SoC, panel generation and more.

Alerts & Insights

Action maintenance tasks efficiently based on real-time alerts and insights delivered via machine learning.

Remote Monitoring

See what’s going on in granular detail: energy consumption, battery SoC, panel generation and more.

Alerts & Insights

Action maintenance tasks efficiently based on real-time alerts and insights delivered powered by machine learning.

Pipeline

Billions of dollars stand to be saved while achieving rapid electrification of the last mile.

Extending the grid to the last mile becomes exponentially more expensive as last mile communities are in some of the hardest to reach areas. Explore some of Okra’s target locations where microgrids make for profitable high impact solutions and let us know where you’d like to start building. 

Our Customers

We’ve deployed Okra projects in 2 countries now – it’s the most flexible solution we’ve found to setting up microgrids.

Alex Bourme | Energy Program Manger
Entrepreneurs Du Monde

Automation and digitisation of energy assets through Okra is key to mobilising the large scale capital required to catalyse the sector.

Mason Wallick | Managing Director
InFunde Development

Awards

IEEE Empower 1 Billion Lives

Best Emerging Utility Solution

PFAN

Winner of Business Plan Competition

IoT Hub

Best IoT Startup

Booking Booster

Global Winner

TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield

Winner

Chivas Venture

Global Winner

Contact

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One week ago we wrapped up our 2020 digital hackathon! 🧠
5 days, 26 people, 9 countries, and an average of 4.5 hours of sleep per night to boost our mission of bringing #powertothepeople! ⚡️

Despite not being able to collaborate face-to-face, which is usually the essence of our annual company hackathons, it was an amazing and intense week, collaborating and innovating across teams, building MVPs, and working on projects which we know will give us a head start in the future. 💪

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3 weeks ago

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Our project with the Ministry of Mines and Energy Cambodia and UNDP Cambodia has kicked off with ⚡ and it’s also kicked off during #CleanEnergyWeek 2020 in Cambodia.

This week is an amalgamation of the clean energy companies, players and initiatives in the country with a shared goal of improving energy security and sustainability. We’re proud to be working with so many awesome and determined players in the space to do our part. Here’s to 100% electrification of Cambodia by 2022! 🇰🇭

Check out EnergyLab Cambodia, #CleanEnergyWeekCambodia, and watch this space for more to come as we hustle to bring #PowertothePeople

Thx also to our awesome field partners ->
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4 weeks ago

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No, you aren't dreaming. YES, we are shipping 483 Okra pods from Shenzhen, China to the Philippines for the Energy Access project on Samar Island.

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Huge shout out to SINO SOAR Technology Limited, ATE Co - Access To Energy for Communities Philippines and EU Asep TA for their determination to make the dream of 24/7 renewable energy access out to remote communities a reality!
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1 month ago

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Okra's mission is to enable clean, affordable, and reliable energy for the 900 Million people without power. The next step of our journey takes us to Nigeria and we're looking for a Global Business Developer to join us as we take on the biggest challenge to off-grid energy access yet. ⚡️⚡️⚡️

80 million people without power. We're looking for a well-networked individual in the energy industry that's a tenacious deal maker and will do what it takes to get #powertothepeople. Are you up for it? 📡🇳🇬

Check out the full job description and apply here: okrasolar.com/careers/job-openings/

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"UN Sustainable Development Goals #7: Affordable & Clean Energy, #1 No poverty, #8 Decent work & Economic Growth, #10 Reduced inequalities, #17 Partnership. ☀️🌱

They all represent a brighter future we aspire to and work for, and we know we aren't the only ones!
We're looking for a like-minded individual who has strong networks with DFIs, Donors and knows how to cut through the dust to write proposals that can drive money into where it can have the most impact. If that's you and you're ready to join the journey to get #PowerToThePeople then let us know! ⚡️

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