Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

SA Innovation Summit

New Picture (13)KHAYA POWER entered the FAABulous Power Appliance into Inventor Garage competition and was one of 15 innovations showcased at the event.

Billy was able to demonstrate the multi-function device at both the Summit itself as well as the Maker Faire at the Cape Town Waterfront last week.

We were also excited to learn that we won a 3rd prize at the competition and a design accolade winning us a day of consulting with the SABS Design Institute.


Khaya Power finalist in GCIP Cleantech Open

About_us_image_small “The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for SMEs is a global initiative with the goal of promoting clean technology innovation and supporting Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. The GCIP is a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) initiative, hosted and jointly implemented in South Africa by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA).Based on the successful Cleantech Open Accelerator, the initiative aims to spur local innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste beneficiation, and water efficiency; maximizing every participant’s chances of being successful in the programme and raising their probability of achieving sustainable commercial success

Khaya Power has qualified as a finalist for the South African Program under Renewable Energy with their efficient Biomass Stove called the FAABulous.

“We are truly excited about this opportunity” says Dave Lello. “Not only does this give us an opportunity to show off our technology but also includes an intensive accelerator program which allows us to get to grips with how our product will fit into our target market” .

“Already the webinars have helped us sharpen our focus and objectives” he added.

Khaya Power wins Special Award @ 1776 Challenge Festival

During the finals of the Challenge Cup held on Saturday Night at the US Institute of Peace, Hand Up was awarded the Challenge Cup.

Hand Up is a web initiative to put donors and needy street people in direct contact with each other.

The Institute (USIP) chose also to make an award of themselves. This was the Peace Tech prize in recognition of the work that Khaya Power is doing to bring clean reliable electricity to impoverished neighbourhoods.

This Khaya. power regards as a great honour and responsibility to continue finding ways to empower people to generate solar energy and to distribute it in their neighbourhoods.

Khaya Power is a Challenge Cup Finalist in USA this week

Khaya Power qualified for the finals by winning the “Energy” category in the Cape Town leg on the competition in February this year.

Khaya Power is up against ideas and startups from Cities like Tel Aviv, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Moscow.

“We hope that the Juz Box proves to be the little battery that can stand up to many innovative ideas from around the world. Not only is the Challenge a great opportunity to show off our ideas, but the week is filled with lectures around relevant and cutting edge issues for transforming our world and helping new businesses tackle these challenges” says Dave Lello, partner to founder Billy Hadlow.

We are also very fortunate to have Meyer from Globetom with us for the week to help demonstrate our new cloud based voucher management system. This includes a full customer CRM system with a loyalty point program. Globetom developed GP# as a prepaid voucher management distribution system which is already being used in Africa to distribute Airtime Vouchers. The co-development between Globetom and Khaya Power now adds powerful asset tracking capabilities and a rental model for items not normal affordable to shack dwellers.

On Tuesday 13 May, Khaya Power will pitch there ideas against others in the category.