Sitting in her bright and airy 17th floor office, Rithya Menon, Okra Smart Solar’s lead firmware engineer, checks the frequently updating data telling her everything about how well their community services are operating.
“I saw in the data that there was a problem with batteries going down each day. They should be recharging to full power,” she says, referring to Okra’s solar charged batteries running households living off the electrical grid.
Founded in Australia in 2016, Okra is a technology startup that builds IoT (internet of things) hardware and software which enables smart solar smart grids to provide clean, renewable and reliable power to rural off-grid communities.
Okra’s CEO and co-founder Afnan Hannan tells The Post about his vision for the project.
“I have been working on Okra for two and a half years and my mission is to make sure that every single person on this planet has access to energy 24/7 so that they can live modern, technology driven lifestyles.
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