A sales assistant serves a customer at a Solarkiosk. These installations produce sustainable energy, providing access to electricity for remote areas and their populations – independent of power grids.

Solarkiosk: Climate-friendly energy in remote areas

The power grids in many countries are badly underdeveloped, with around 1.5 billion people across the world having little or no access to electricity.

E-HUBBs from SOLARKIOSK provide an electricity supply in remote areas – climate-friendly and independent of power grids thanks to solar energy. E-HUBBs replace local diesel-powered generators, thus helping to reduce CO2 pollution on a day-to-day basis, by up to about 200 tons per E-HUBB each year. In rural regions of Kenya, where very few households are connected to the power grid, there are now over 50 E-HUBBs. A total of 200 have been set up by SOLARKIOSK worldwide. Munich Re and ERGO have financed a further five E-HUBBs, which were installed in Kenya before the end of 2017. More are being planned.

Solar energy for Kenya – An initial review

The first five E-HUBBS financed by Munich Re and ERGO were successfully put into operation. They contribute to climate protection, create jobs, and offer a wide range of products for the residents.

Interview

It's a festive day – Zainabu Akoth, the operator of the first E-HUBB, gives an interview at the opening.