Chemolex Ltd is a green start-up company based in Nairobi, Kenya which hopes to provide rural households and businesses with affordable electricity for lighting. The company has agents in each area who will receive charged batteries from the company’s solar power charging station in Gem Yala, Western Kenya everyday. Households and businesses can also bring their rechargeable batteries to these agents for charging, in exchange for a small fee. Many households and businesses in Kenya current rely on kerosene lamps. Chemolex hopes to provide a cheaper, safer and brighter alternative to raise their standards of living.

Chemolex won the 2015 Smart Villages Off-grid Energy Challenge run by Smart Villages (www.e4sv.org) and the Cambridge Development Initiative (cambridgedevelopment.wordpress.com/) and also won a spot in the Bridges for Enterprise mentorship programme (www.bridgesforenterprise.com) to continue growing the business....
Chemolex Ltd is a green start-up company based in Nairobi, Kenya which hopes to provide rural households and businesses with affordable electricity for lighting. The company has agents in each area who will receive charged batteries from the company’s solar power charging station in Gem Yala, Western Kenya everyday. Households and businesses can also bring their rechargeable batteries to these agents for charging, in exchange for a small fee. Many households and businesses in Kenya current rely on kerosene lamps. Chemolex hopes to provide a cheaper, safer and brighter alternative to raise their standards of living.

Chemolex won the 2015 Smart Villages Off-grid Energy Challenge run by Smart Villages (www.e4sv.org) and the Cambridge Development Initiative (cambridgedevelopment.wordpress.com/) and also won a spot in the Bridges for Enterprise mentorship programme (www.bridgesforenterprise.com) to continue growing the business.
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Kristin Shine Polman Founder at Shine Healthcare and Science Consulting

James and Clifford won the 2015 Smart Villages Off-grid Energy Challenge for their start-up Chemolex. In the two years since then, we have been impressed with the founders' energy and drive to grow their off-grid energy business in Kenya. We are proud to act as advisers and support James and Clifford as they continue to scale.