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SOLARKIOSK | Supplying integrated solar solutions to businesses

Our mission:

SOLARKIOSK is dedicated to provide turnkey infrastructure electricity and connectivity solutions for companies, relief and aid organizations, government organizations and others to access the most difficult-to-reach areas in this world

 

The myth of cities as the hubs of our world

We are used to see the world from an urban perspective. For us, mega-cities are the centre of the world, and on the opposite side, rural areas are remote and far away, difficult to reach. The further these rural areas are, the less they are connected, because of lack of infrastructure, the more difficult it seems to reach and understand these places and interact with their population.

Many rural areas worldwide, in particular Africa, Asia and partly Latin America and Middle East, are not connected to the electricity grid.  Since they do not have electricity, they do not have light at night, mobile phones cannot be charged, beverages and food cannot be cooled, computers cannot be used, etc.

934 mio. people in East Asia & Pacific (developping nations only), 854 mio. people in Sub Saharan Africa, 123 mio. people in Latin America & Caribbean, live in rural communities

Many of these rural areas also lack access to basic products, services and infrastructure, needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, such as roads, water supply, electrical grids, telecommunications, internet, hospitals, schools, cinemas, community centres for sports and culture, etc. Hence, we know very little about the off-grid  parts of our world. They are – literally – dark places. We think of them as “poor” and “underdeveloped” and pity those who live there.

Off-grid market place in rural Kenya with basic tables for display of goods

It is all a matter of perspective. The majority of the people live in rural areas, in Africa for example 80%. For them, rural communities are the centre from which life reaches out to remote cities and capitals.

On a side-note: in reality, many areas in mega-cities are also off-grid, not connected to the grid and lack infrastructure just like remote rural areas. Settlements like Kebera in Nairobi, Kali Baru in Jakarta, favelas in Rio de Janeiro,  and countless more, where millions of people live, are struggling with the same challenges to be “connected”.

5-trillion-USD consumer market opportunity

475 million farmers own a farm with less than 2 hectares They produce 80% of the food consumed in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

SOLARKIOSK has always been passionate about rural off-grid areas and the last mile. We at SOLARKIOSK believe that rural communities have so much to offer, they are rich in cultural diversity, nature and productivity. Rural areas produce the food which we all eat. The E-HUBB changes the traditional perspective. The E-HUBB connects “remote” places with the “centres” of our world. Our E-HUBBs makes rural communities become the centre, the hub, for productivity and socio-economic thrive.

E-HUBB operator selling a solar product to a client in Kenya

We therefore want to bring rural communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where 1.1 billion people live without electricity and that also lack of basic infrastructure and therefore are disconnected, closer to the rest of world. We want to create many new centres and hubs which are not urban, but rural. We are aware of the fact that these rural markets constitute an annual 5 trillion USD global consumer market opportunity.

They are the last real growth markets offering a huge potential for sectors like consumer goods, food, water, energy, transportation, health, education, finance/insurance, information and communication. All it needs is reliable energy and connectivity to profit of this untapped market opportunity and the appliances, which can enable and empower local productivity.

Over 1,100,000,000 people around the world lack access to electricity
SOLARKIOSK is the energy-connectivity gateway and last mile distribution to and from rural “off-grid” areas worldwide. In order to do what we are made to do, we have invented and brought to perfection an award winning technology-design, the E-HUBB, which enables and empowers all kind of sustainable businesses and services which are empowered by electricity and connectivity, particularly in rural “off-grid” areas, but also semi-urban and urban context where the grid is “bad” (unreliable and expensive).

SOLARKIOSK: enabling individuals and businesses with solar powered products, services and solutions

SOLARKIOSK is one of the fastest growing last mile distribution companies in East Africa. Founded in 2011 by Andreas Spiess and Graft architects to play a major role in the renewable energy access space, SOLARKIOSK today intertwines the award-winning E-HUBB technology and solutions with an inclusive business model to disrupt traditional last mile retail in Africa, Asia and Middle East.

SOLARKIOSK has built a successful track record as East Africa´s largest rural retailer accessing these markets with solar powered business, retail and services hubs tailored for the so-called “base of the pyramid”. Based on these many years of experience, SOLARKIOSK is now offering its unparalleled technology solution to its clients and partners so that they can approach new opportunities in a sustainable way by leapfrogging old and environment polluting technologies (such as diesel generators and biofuels).

You do business,

SOLARKIOSK has the turnkey solution for you

Our solution, the E-HUBB is / has:

Solar integrated infrastructure solution, 24/7 autonomous power through integrated solar powered technology. It excels thanks to its operational efficiency and its long term durability and low maintenance, thanks to its high quality components.

Why SOLARKIOSK

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globe with dots We are a global company dedicated to empower our clients who are active in off-grid rural areas or areas without stable, affordable grid with stand-alone solar powered turnkey solutions.
calendar pages We are not only selling a product but we are selling turnkey solutions that have been designed, implemented, and operated by ourselves for many years. Through hundreds of projects worldwide we have gathered the necessary experience leading to our operational- and project execution excellence.
target circles Our constant improvement process has made us experts in manufacturing and designing state-of-the-art products and solutions for a dedicated purpose.
factory symbol SOLARKIOSK is working with several contract manufacturers around the globe for just-in-time production and to reduce transportation cost to final destination.
security lock Through our rigorous CIP feedback loop , we make sure to constantly improve, upgrade, and invent new, leading-edge products and solutions. This continuous upgrade makes our products and solutions the sturdiest and most secure turnkey solutions in the market, guaranteeing non-interrupted, low maintenance and a long enduring life time operations.
technical team symbol A top-notch international team with leading experts in design, architecture, construction and solar engineering as well as a dedicated experienced international sales team to support your organization’s need.
Fortune500 symbol Our extensive list of partners and clients contains many Fortune-500 companies’ partners and clients from numerous vertical industries, as well as NGO’s and GO´s in the health, education, humanitarian- and also disaster relief space.
Prizes and awards icon The E-HUBB, SOLARKIOSK’s outstanding flagship product, was designed by GRAFT, a worldwide renowned German Architecture, Urban Planning, Design company with global reach and further developed by SOLARKIOSK’s in-house experts. The E-HUBB, like no other product in its category, won multiple awards for its design , its technology and integrated business model.