Business Creation

Solarworx

A modular solar system for off-grid villagers that meets future and present electricity demands for home applications and small businesses.

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SolarWorX UG
Rohrdamm 88
13629 Berlin, Germany

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The start-up

A modular solar system for off-grid villagers that meets future and present electricity demands for home applications and small businesses.

The need

22 million off-grid households in the East African community need electricity using fossil fuels instead. Kerosene used for lighting causes 2.4 billion kg of CO2 p.a. Cost barriers for electricity due to low income of 200USD/month need to be overcome.

The solution

The solar systems provide electricity to off-grid villagers to cover their basic needs lighting, phone charging, other home appliances and can also serve as an enabling tool for businesses (e.g. agricultural). The system is repaid on monthly installments to local distributors within the warranty period of two years until it becomes customer property. Its modularity allows easy up selling/after sales services to adapt to growing customer energy needs.

The value proposition

  • Quality of life improves significantly due substitution of inefficient, toxic fossil fuels
  • Children can study at night and experience renewable energies first hand
  • On the long run customer has substantial savings in energy cost
  • Customers can generate income by offering phone charger business or other productive use
  • Electricity in general leaves a strong positive socio-economic impact on populations
  • On lighting alone 300kWh/33l of kerosene are saved annualy. Substituting diesel multiples more.