In early 2010, Steve Katsaros, founder and CEO of Nokero, came up with a groundbreaking idea to illuminate the world – a simple, portable solar light bulb with the potential to revolutionize life for the 1.3 billion people in the world who live without access to electricity.
Five months after his first sketch, Katsaros launched Nokero, a for-profit company with a mission to provide affordable solar technology solutions for poor, off-grid communities around the world.
Nokero is the only brand of its kind with the usage of state-of-the-art solar light bulbs and two mobile phone charger skus currently distributed internationally in over 100 countries across the globe.
The company promotes education surrounding the solar industry, as well as the increased benefit of safe lighting (health, income, community). Its durable, weatherproof, long lasting lights encourage productivity at all hours without the use of fires or dangerous fuels such as Kerosene. Nokero aims to be the number one leader in low-cost consumer solar products in the world.
By offering these rechargeable, innovative light source products, Nokero aims to improve the lifestyles of the world’s undeveloped populations. By introducing Nokero as their renewable solar resource, the quality of life can be improved as a whole.
Students have longer amounts of time to study, people can work longer hours in the day (and night) and money can be saved on current lighting equipment that requires maintenance, and/or third party energy source i.e. oil, battery, electricity.
By removing current light sources such as Kerosene, along with other harmful, expensive techniques they can produce a world that promotes safety, an environmentally-friendly environment, and the ability to live life in a new hope.