The solar-powered kiosks make a contribution to climate protection, create jobs and provide a wide range of solar products for the population.
The E-HUBBs – kiosks that are fitted with photovoltaic modules - of the company SOLARKIOSK generate electricity from the sun and replace the conventional diesel generators and their harmful emissions. The solar energy generated allows residents to charge their mobile phones and use the internet. The E-HUBBs can also store electricity, meaning that electric lighting is still available after the sunset.
Alongside local consumer products, the E-HUBBs sell solar-powered equipment such as lamps, chargers and solar home systems to meet the basic energy needs of private households. One E-HUBB can create up to five jobs and attracts small businesses wishing to establish themselves near the kiosk, as they can also be supplied with electricity. Approximately 15,000 to 20,000 local people live in the area surrounding a single E-HUBB.
Munich Re and ERGO supported the construction and operation of the kiosks from 2017 to spring 2019 as part of a partnership with SOLARKIOSK.