TOTAL KENYA LIMITED AND SOLAR KIOSK KENYA LIMITED PARTNER TO BRING SUSTAINABLE, CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE
Total Kenya Limited has partnered with Solar Kiosk Kenya Limited, (a subsidiary of the Berlin-based SOLARKIOSK AG) for the establishment of solar-powered kiosks in remote areas with unreliable power supply.
Total Kenya and Solar Kiosk Kenya share an ambition to provide off-grid and limited connectivity communities with solar-powered products and services. This ambition forms the basis of the mutual partnership in Kenya.
To maximize the impact of this initiative, Total Kenya and Solar Kiosk Kenya commenced the partnership with a pilot project in 2015. The pilot project involved the implementation of two solar-powered energy and connectivity hubs called the SOLARKIOSK E-HUBB. The E-HUBB- designed by GRAFT (partners and co-founders of SOLARKIOSK AG) is a modular solar-powered structure that can be easily implemented in remote communities.
The E-HUBB outlet empowers local entrepreneurship and the sustainable development of Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) communities by providing vital energy services, solar products and connectivity solutions. The pilot project commenced with the launch of two Solarkiosk E-HUBBs in Kithimani (Machakos County) and Kaguku (Muranga County). By the end of 2015, SOLARKIOSK had implemented over 100 E-HUBBs in three continents.