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Objectives and Impact

IMPHORAA project seeks to amplify the use of renewable nano-grids in the Philippines and Madagascar. Our market-led and energy-led frugal innovation upgrades rural electrification with a nano-grid technology and business model.

This will support income growth and the development of sustainable communities in both countries, contributing significantly to 2030 UN Sustainable Agenda Goals.


  • The extension of services of a low‐cost nano-grid technology and business model combining (a)PhotoVoltaic panels, (b)Nano-grid control (c)cooling storage (d)water pumping enabled by (e)tailor-made business model for each country and (f)prepayment management platform. The area in scope is: the Philippines "Port Silanguin" (San Antonio Zambales Municipality, an off-grid community near the Barangay of Pundaquit community)
  • The development of a micro-entrepreneurship model for rural community members with  installation and maintenance of the nano-grid systems
  • Assessment of financing schemes and female-supporting best practice for direct implementation of our solution.
  • Demonstration of the IMPHORAA model feasibility for investors interested for both regions
  • Data collection from the demonstrations and analysis of the life cycle, cost, environmental and social data relevant in order to establish critical assessments that prove our concept in the long-term use of the solution and calculate the real impact after full implementation
  • To collectively define the expansion strategy of the large scale implementation of the technologies



  • IMPHORAA is equipping rural communities with tools and knowledge for easy-to-install, and maintain electricity, cooling and water pumping supply. These will be used to cover the community needs. Quality jobs will be created in this regard. A pre-payment model is also deployed to secure payments and payback for investors, successfully tested in Madagascar by Nanoé.


  • Our innovation's implementation will be targeting many challenges that Filipinos face in rural communities. Boosting local nano-grid with cooling and water pumping will directly enable micro-entrepreneurs, will provide food and medicine security and speedy recovery after catastrophic events (floods/typhoons/tsunamis/earthquakes), which are frequent in the market in focus. Innovation is achieved by integrating tested technologies in an already viable and successful system, while also developing the business model that will help unlock finance and wider deployment at scale in the under-served market segment of the Philippines. Madagascar will also benefit from our innovation as a secondary market.