MANILA, Philippines – June 21, 2015 – Thrive Solar Energy Philippines Inc., the country’s leading manufacturer and distributor of solid-state, LED-based lighting systems and solar packs, has been awarded the Gold Seal of Quality (GSQ) Citation Award in the 35th Consumers Choice Award for 2015. The award-giving body’s aim, to enhance the marketing value and consumers’ brand appeal of quality Filipino products, is aligned with Thrive Solar Energy Philippines, Inc.’s mission of providing solar solutions to the country’s consumers.
Thrive Solar Energy is a multinational company which manufactures and distributes solar-powered solutions to countries such as India, Nepal, the Philippines, Haiti, and all over Africa. “We provide a very simple solution that consumers from the bottom of the pyramid can purchase. Affordable, clean, reliable energy solar lanterns that can last for up to 15 years,” says Mark Caringal, Principal of Thrive Solar Energy Philippines, Inc.
By providing a simple solution through micro-financing and partnering with multiple NGOs, the company is able to uphold its standing as a social enterprise. Thrive’s best-selling lantern and signature product is the basic home unit, the Accendo 3W Home Light. Thrive’s mission is to “manufacture affordable and reliable lanterns that can be used anywhere. We want to light the lives of our kababayans in provinces, towns, and Barangays all over the Philippines,” says Rumy Mohta, Principal of Thrive Solar energy Philippines, Inc.
Compared to other solar lanterns in the market, Thrive offers brighter-emitting light with its Bright White LED technology trademarked in Japan. The lanterns undergo R&D and new design testing at Thrive’s facility in California, USA. Manufacturing is done in a solar-powered facility in India. Thrive Solar Energy Philippines, Inc.’s ultimate goal is to set up an assembly and production facility in the Philippines.
The focus is not solely the widespread distribution of Thrive lanterns due to its affordability and reliability. Thrive Solar Energy Philippines, Inc. also provides solar water pumps for agriculture, solar street lamps, and solar kits for houses, farms, and factories. Ultimately, Thrive envisions continuing its partnership with NGOs such as Gawad Kalinga and government bodies such as DepEd, as well as forging new bonds with Save The Children Foundation and other distinctive government units, non-profit organizations, not only for donations, but also for distribution and retail selling in the future.