Husk Power Systems, India and Tanzania

Husk Power Systems is a mini-grid company with operations in the very low-income Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as well as in Tanzania.

Husk developed a proprietary hybrid power plant system by combining solar PV, biomass gasification and batteries to deliver 24×7 power. It offers customers a flexible “pay-as-you-go” energy service, using a mobile-enabled smart metering system. Husk provides energy 30%-50% cheaper than other comparable off-grid energy companies.

The production of biogas in Husk’s hybrid power plants is fueled by rice husks – a ‘waste product’ of rice milling, that is available in abundance in India and some regions of Tanzania. Husk is poised to grow rapidly over the next four years and envisions adding more than 300 mini-grids in India and Tanzania, which would eliminate 150,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.