Energy Poverty

"It is our moral failure that we still tolerate poverty." Ela Bhatt

  • 1.1 billion people (one in five) worldwide have no access to electricity
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal:  By 2030,  universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • Only 3 million reached Tier 2 (lights, mobile phone, TV, fan) with off-grid solutions

From lighting millions to empowering a billion
✓ What do people really want?
✓ Is it affordable?
✓ Can it scale to a billion?
✓ Does it work, reliably?
✓ Does it enable climbing the energy ladder?

Klimop Energy Solution

Bottom-up electrification approach that enables households to grow according to their needs and purchasing power.  
Technology, design and manufacturing for the off-grid energy consumer.
Direct access
Energy and appliance in one.
Plug-and-play access to information and entertainment, cooling, cooking.


"Each day we go to our work in the hope of discovering,—in the hope that someone, no matter who, may find a solution of one of the pending great problems,—and each succeeding day we return to our task with renewed ardour.” Nikola Tesla

Jelena Popovic, PhD
Jelena Popovic, PhD

CEO and Co-founder

Engineer by profession, leader by inspiration, humanist at heart.

Junyin Gu, PhD
Junyin Gu, PhD

CTO and Co-founder

Technology enthusiast and all-rounder, solar pioneer.

Tsegay Hailu, PhD
Tsegay Hailu, PhD

Consultant Ethiopia

A protagonist in the story of energy poverty turned believer in dc energy for the developing world.

Contact us

Our address
Noorderhavenstraat 49, Zutphen, The Netherlands