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SOLARKIOSK

The SOLARKIOSK is a solar-powered autonomous business hub. It utilizes solar power to provide rural off-grid communities with sustainable energy and energy-related products and services such as battery charging, communication, refrigeration, and an unprecedented access to technology and information.

SOLARKIOSK

Primary Function: SOLARKIOSK works at the bottom-of-the-pyramid and utilizes an inclusive business model. The franchise model enables a local kiosk owner to meet the needs and challenges of their rural off-grid community by enabling and empowering it.

Targeted Beneficiaries: Communities who are in need of energy supply in off-grid areas.

Need Addressed: Globally, 1.5 million people live without electricity access - 800 million of them are in Africa. Their annual energy expenditures amount to approx. 30 billion USD - about 120 USD per household. The majority of their energy is provided by unsustainable and dirty fuels despite abundant sunshine. The

Uniqueness: A SolarKiosk uses the energy it produces as a "mini smart grid". The structure is a modular and expandable kit-of-parts that can be easily transported and deployed in remote off-grid areas.

Dimensions: Every kiosk is designed as a kit of parts, only to be assembled upon arrival at its target location. The packages are light-weight, do not require a container and are thus easily transportable to remote, off-road areas – in extreme cases, on the back of donkeys.

User Requirements:

Resources: Aluminum frame; PV system with at least 1 kWp PV; fully integrated and secured electricity and power board (inverter, charge controller, remote control monitoring, battery system). Optional, fully integrated appliances: Solar fridge, multiple mobile phone, battery and solar lantern charging board,

Approximate Cost: Depend on individual configuration

SOLARKIOSK

Geographic Coverage: Kenya, Ethiopia

Distributor: SOLARKIOSK GmbH

Primary Contacts: Andreas Spieß: welcome@solarkiosk.eu

Languages Spoken: english, german

Phone Number: +49 (30) 9155 3155

Physical Address: Märkisches Ufer 34 10179, Berlin Germany

Website: www.solarkiosk.eu

Other Information and Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xMsH9H2Nj0E, www.http://siemens-stiftung.org

SOLARKIOSK

The SOLARKIOSK is a solar-powered autonomous business hub. It utilizes solar power to provide rural off-grid communities with sustainable energy and energy-related products and services such as battery charging, communication, refrigeration, and an unprecedented access to technology and information.

A Community Enterprise Solutions Group Resource | 2012