As a part of our participation in the Social Impact Initiative here at StartingBlock, we’ve met some inspiring local entrepreneurs including Aaron Olson and Mehrdad Arjmand, co-founders of NovoMoto. NovoMoto provides clean electricity for off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. NovoMoto’s rent-to-own solar-powered systems are less expensive, safer, and less polluting than the kerosene, diesel and disposable batteries currently used in these communities. To date, NovoMoto has completed over 200 installations that serve nearly 1000 people. This has resulted in a savings of at least $16,000.