Israeli Startup Provides Electricity to Remote Regions Around the Globe

By accepting mobile payments through cell phones, which are widely available even where the power grid does not reach, Nova Lumos can offer solar power to remote communities in Africa and Asia.

Roughly a fifth of the world’s population − around 1.5 billion people, mostly in Africa and Asia − has no access to electricity and uses candle or kerosene lanterns to light their homes. These alternatives are costly and often hazardous, and have prompted a young Israeli start-up to address the problem.