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HiLyte Power

A reliable iron battery for off-grid areas

August 2018

HiLyte Power

A reliable iron battery for off-grid areas

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date August 30, 2018
By hiLyte
From Switzerland
Maturity stage TRL 7 - Prototype testing in the real world

Already tested in off-grid communities in Kenya, Tanzania and India, the entire solution is cheap and non-toxic. The refill kits contain iron, paper and iron salt which, once discharged, can be thrown away without any harm to the environment. Compared to using kerosene for lighting, the battery is safe, has no adverse health impacts, and reduces emissions by 94% for the same light intensity. It also helps to overcome the challenge for many of being able to charge their mobile phones at home.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Energy on-demand during the day or night.
  • Battery and refill kits do not harm the environment
  • 94% less of CO2 emissions compared with kerosene for the same light intensity
  • Does not use lithium battery, the resultant liquid can be thrown in the toilets or in the nature.

The Financial Benefits

  • 50% of savings for light and phone charging
  • Allows for charging of mobile phones from home

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Company Profile


We offer a consumable based iron battery that is the only clean and affordable on-demand source of energy off-grid.

Headquarters 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Type Startup or self-employed
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As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.

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