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Bloomberg New Energy Award 2016

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WinnerWe are honoured to announce that SOLARKIOSK was awarded as “Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer 2016” at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit in New York. The jury awarded “game-changing innovators that are revolutionizing the energy sector”. Michael Wilshire, selection committee chair and head of analysis and transformation at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “This year, we were impressed by the very strong set of candidates we received for the New Energy Pioneers program (…). We were delighted to see the breadth of innovation that is happening in the industry and struck by the impact that those organizations could have on the energy system of the future.” SOLARKIOSK takes this prestigious award as a great encouragement to continue its mission: enabling and empowering the Base of the Pyramid as the energy gateway and last mile distribution hub for renewable energy products, services and solutions.

 

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SOLARKIOSK proudly received the Bloomberg New Energy Award 2016

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WinnerIt is a great honor to announce that SOLARKIOSK proudly received the Bloomberg New Energy Award 2016 at the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award 2016 Summit on the 4th of April in New York.
The unique innovative design of SOLARKIOSK and its empowerment of people in off-grid villages in Africa and Asia has been greatly rewarded by a global community.
SOLARKIOSK take the Bloomberg New Energy Award 2016, together with all previously received Awards, as an inducement to further expand the access to clean energy in rural remote off-grid villages in Africa and Asia.

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SOLARKIOSK wins the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award 2016

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SOLARKIOSK wins the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award 2016. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has announced that SOLARKIOSK is one of ten companies selected as 2016 New Energy Pioneer. Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Prize recognizes game-changing innovators revolutionizing the energy sector. SOLARKIOSK was recognized at stage at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance 2016 Future of Energy Summit on 4th of April in New York.

 

Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award 2016

 

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SOLARKIOSK and the EKOCENTER project make social impact easy and accessible…

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SOLARKIOSK and the EKOCENTER project are thrilled to make our social impact easy and accessible, no matter the distance.

Lets take a look at Dom a small Ethiopian community wedged between rolling hills and a marvelous landscape. The small village sits 180km Southwest of Addis Ababa and has approximately 5000 inhabitants and includes a primary school for 1180 children.

Unfortunately, many of children face a simple but real problem – access to a pen or pencil. To meet this challenge SOLARKIOSK setup small pen stations throughout Addis Ababa with a sticker: “Donate-A-Pen” Enable. Empower. Ethiopia

After a few days, 300 pens were donated and we decided to surprise the local school children by dropping them off. The show of support was immediate and the children were elated!

SOLARKIOSK understands that this is a useful step in creating impact at the base-of-the pyramid but this is only the start. In the future, SOLARKIOSK aims to provide lighting to the school and offer laptops that can be charged.

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TOTAL KENYA LIMITED AND SOLAR KIOSK KENYA LIMITED PARTNER TO BRING SUSTAINABLE, CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE

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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.

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2015-16 SOLARKIOSK Holiday Season Newsletter

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Dear Friends of SOLARKIOSK,

 

On behalf of the entire SOLARKIOSK team, we would like to wish you a lot of health, laughter, and joy this Holiday Season and a wonderful start in the New Year 2016.

 
As a small token of appreciation, we would like to share with you the 2015-16 Solarkiosk Holiday Season Newsletter, which includes some amazing photos and stories about our initiatives in various countries. 2015 has been a great year for SOLARKIOSK and we have so much to look forward to in 2016!

 

 

Thank you for your continuous support!!

 

 

SOLARKIOSK HQ

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Environemental Awareness Campaign with SOLARKIOSK Kenya

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The SOLARKIOSK Kenya team collaborated with the local Young Environmental Network (YEN) organization on an environmental awareness event with student participants from 200 primary and secondary schools within Machakos county, east of Nairobi.

 

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The event included a tree-planting activity and a student march (pictured above) as encouragement for locals to embrace clean energy alternatives and reduce their dependence on charcoal, which is adversely affecting the local environment and the health of individuals.

 

A lot of credit goes to the local authorities of Machakos County who provided valuable assistance with the event’s organization, as well as to the local educators from the area for their dedication to improve their communities. A big shout-out to our SOLARKIOSK Kenya team for taking the lead and proactively seeking to create maximum positive impact in Kenya!! Keep up the good work!

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