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Press release: AzuriTV Announced as a Finalist in Social Impact in the 2018 Edison Awards

AzuriTV was named a finalist for Social Impact in the 2018 Edison Awards, which is the second time Azuri has been named as a finalist. In 2017, Azuri was the gold winner for in the Energy and Sustainability/Solar Solutions category.
The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes and honours the world’s best innovators and innovations. The awards were established in 1987 and are often described as “the Oscars of Innovation”.
All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.
Azuri’s impact is in rural Africa, which is an extreme example of the digital divide, as there is very little access to modern electricity or services. AzuriTV uses innovative, low powered, satellite technology to provide a solar powered 24-inch TV and 58 channels, for the first time, to thousands of rural off-grid households for less than $1 per day.
Azuri’s CEO, Simon Bransfield-Garth said:
“We are honoured that Azuri has once again been recognised by the Edison Awards. Our mission is to develop best-in-class solutions for rural off-grid consumers and we are extremely proud of the life-changing technology we create.”

About Azuri Technologies Ltd.
Azuri Technologies is a leading commercial provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems to rural off-grid communities. With the widest reach of any provider across East and West Africa, Azuri is leveraging solar and mobile technology to allow users in 12 different countries to access renewable, distributed power on a pay-as-you-go basis. Azuri’s HQ is located in Cambridge, (U.K.), with substantial regional offices in Africa, including our East African HQ in Nairobi and our West African HQ in Lagos.
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About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison University, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organisation dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit:

For further information, please contact:
Lauren McIntosh | Azuri Technologies Ltd. |


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