ONergy (Punam Energy Pvt. Ltd.) is a leading social enterprise established in 2009 providing decentralized energy solutions to underserved households and institutions. ONergy provides complete energy solutions with an entire range of solar products. ONergy’s strength lies in developing high quality products, strong after sales service network, facilitating consumer financing for solar systems and developing an ecosystem for sustainable development and rural empowerment.
Till date, ONergy has impacted 2,50,000 lives by providing solutions such as solar lanterns, solar home systems, solar water heating systems, solar inverters, solar street lighting, cookstoves, KW installations for households and institutions. ONergy has also launched new and innovative products such as solar TV, solar computer, solar micro grids and solar irrigation systems.
ONergy has creates unique full service distribution infrastructure by establishing Renewable Energy Centres (RECs). It operates through a network of trained rural entrepreneurs and leveraging the existing networks of local NGOs, SHGs and MFIs. Currently, it operates across West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand through a network of RECs that reach out to remote areas.
ONergy was spun off to address the significant gap in the rural energy situation. The failure of the grid to meet the energy expectations of the rural populace was clearly evident and attributable to the lack of development in these areas. People aspired for reliable energy beyond just lighting. Moreover, there was very poor after sales service provided for solar products and non-existent ecosystem for sustainable uptake of clean energy solutions. There was very little or nonexistent effort to address the needs of the large numbers of households at the bottom of pyramid. There was a need to develop a sustainable model to address the gaps that existed.
Over the years, ONergy has received wide recognition for its work. It has won many awards and its' works has been widely covered in the media. For its work, ONergy has also been selected as a channel partner under the Solar Mission of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It has strong national and international partners that support in developing new and innovative solutions for its customers.