Energy (Livelihood and Productive Use)
India (including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand, and Uttar Pradesh)
Mission & Impact
E-Hands Energy has a vision to provide the benefits of affordable clean energy directly to two million people and eliminate one million tons of CO2 by 2020. E-Hands is an ambitious organization generating extensive positive social and environmental impact. Harnessing both wind and solar power, E-Hands partners with renewable energy manufacturers, leading NGOs, like-minded corporate entities, and financial and educational institutions to capitalize on the varied resources available in India to address their objectives.
E-Hands Energy operates in four verticals: solar-powered rural banking, renewable energy grids, border energy access, and solar lighting products. And within those verticals, to date, the company has benefited over 45,000 people spanning 500+ installations covering border areas, railway crossings, NGOs, rural homes, and schools, IT and microfinance companies.
S3IDF selected E-Hands as one of our first investees because of their ambitious mission, strong governance, and demonstrated capacity to generate the targeted impact S3IDF requires of its investees. Our unrestricted convertible debt will allow E-Hands to strengthen its internal operations, as well as expand its impact-oriented projects. In particular, S3IDF is excited about E-Hand’s solar and wind installations, which address the energy livelihood needs of rural and traditionally underserved populations.