Solarcontainer for Mourdiah, Mali

Your title/position Project Manager
Type of Enterprise registered company
Website Africa GreenTec
This bar shows in a scale of 0-10 the Factor of an idea and his owner PROPORTIONAL TO ALL OTHER IDEAS AND OWNERS - 10 is the best, 0 is the worst value. The blue bar changes constantly due to the votes, comments, ratings and activities on this and other ideas.
1 10

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Achievements: 120 electricity connections in Mourdiah, next version of the Solarcontainer will allow 400 initial connections Community saves up to 4,000 per year compared to diesel supply (Old tariff: 50 cent/kWh, new: 20 cent/kWh) Two local jobs provided by Africa GreenTec with every Solarcontainer Future Indicators: System costs ( / kWh) Price per kWh Supplied households, schoold, medical stations Electrification of small businesses Job creation through electrification Forms of electricity usage and newly introduced services through electrification (cooling, electric cooking) Earned quality time for families (water pumping and electric cooking instead of long and time consuming transportation from wells or wood from forests) Decreased air, soil, water (oil and lubricants from diesel generators) and noise pollution Supply time and reliability

Read More

Sustainability and future plans

Africa GreenTec is developer, producer and seller of the "Solarcontainer", a mobile plug & play power plant with storage for rural areas that is able to substitute diesel generators. Our corporate entities manage electricity distribution for currently 1,500 people and offer financing solutions for rural villages within our core market in Mali. First capital for foundation of the company, visits, meetings and contracts in Mali as well as for further preliminary work until 2014 was raised by the Founder and increased by prize money. The first Solarcontainer pilot project in Mali was financed by debt crowdfunding within three days in 2015. Further debt-crowdfundings are currently in progress or in preparation. This form of financing shall remain an important element due to its public visibility as well as participation possibility for our social media community and especially for initial projects in newly entered countries. We expect higher amounts of capital raises for business scaling over public loans in short-term. Our main focus is to reach 1,750,000 people within rural households by 2020 (350 Solarcontainer with 37 kWp) which is realizable through our semi-automated production line. We will also license our concept to reseller and operators in countries all over the world which we expect to be the main driver for scale.

Read More

Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am co-initiator of the project, 26 years old and student at TH Köln within the 2nd semester of the master's programme "Renewable Energy Management" at the institute for technology transfer to the tropics and subtropics. My motivation is bringing renewable electricity as a fundament for human development to the poorest people who are most vulnerable to climate change. Founder and idea owner is Torsten Schreiber who is co-founder of the German energy transition crowdfunding platform bettervest. He is connected to Africa over his family and brought the idea of the Solarcontainer back with him from a travel to Mali where he had a meeting with the Minister of Energy.

Read More

Post a comment

Comments

August 23, 2016 23:03

Great project if propelled! Don't give up because it can transform society through solutions it carries. I support it by votes and comments.

August 1, 2016 10:55

A nice project. It is a supplement to power deficiency in Sub-sahara Africa. Here in Sub-sahara Africa power supply is a major problem. Millions of peoples in most rural areas are out of electricity as sources of power generation from the national grid using gas cannot meet its huge demand. Is good you are coming to the rescue. More of this is needed for Sub-sahara Africa and Africa as a whole to be self-sufficient in power(electricity) generation. More grease to your elbow to do more. Best of luck to you. I have also voted(50). Cheers!

August 1, 2016 10:55

A nice project. It is a supplement to power deficiency in Sub-sahara Africa. Here in Sub-sahara Africa power supply is a major problem. Millions of peoples in most rural areas are out of electricity as sources of power generation from the national grid using gas cannot meet its huge demand. Is good you are coming to the rescue. More of this is needed for Sub-sahara Africa and Africa as a whole to be self-sufficient in power(electricity) generation. More grease to your elbow to do more. Best of luck to you. I have also voted(50). Cheers!

July 27, 2016 08:44

energy crisis is prominent in some countries in Africa especially among the rural communities. this initiative is addressing that already. i appreciate your work

Wolfgang Rams

July 24, 2016 21:46

Best project I have ever supported!!