Team Plugin Pulse and Angaza Smart Energy have been named as the winners of the Nairobi edition of the Negawatt Challenge and will proceed to the Acceleration phase to develop and launch their products.
Plugin Pulse aims to drive solar energy adoption and as well provide solar energy providers and energy data consumers for households, organizations and factories. Team Plugin was led by Dr. Winnie Waudo, Graham Ingokho, Michael Mugo, Kelvin Micheni and Pharis Kahama.
On the other hand, the Angaza Smart Energy device by team ANgaza helps users keep track of consumption, help them turn to affordable alternate power hence lowere their monthly utility bills.
Led by Phillip Ochola, Frankline Mogoi, Clement Nzau and Caroline Njeri, the team’s device costs just Kshs 15,000 consumers homes or offices effieicently.
Plugin and Angaza will attend a 3-week Bootcamp, both on-site and online have access to trainers and mentors handpicked from Nairobi and the international tech scene and will also be flown to Barcelona’s Smart City Expo Congress for D-Day (Demo Day, that is) to compete against the other city winners from Accra, Rio de Janeiro, and Dar es Salaam as well as compete online with winners from the Climate CoLab of MIT.