SOLAR: Mobisol, a Germany-based solar solution firm, has successfully installed 10 Megawatts electric capacity and electrified more than 500,000 homes in East Africa to date.
The company fights global climate change by offsetting 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year through smart rent-to-own solar systems, benefitting communities in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Mobisol provides solar solutions beyond lighting and focuses on development and supply of large solar systems that power a range of energy-efficient households and productive use appliances.
While currently distributing business appliances such as multiple phone chargers and barber salon packages, the company plans to increase its offering around productive-use appliances for small and medium enterprises next year.
By plugging in more and more homes and businesses in Kenya, Mobisol continues to strive to ensure lasting and affordable power solutions for its customers. The 500,000th Mobisol customer was Sarah Atieno, a small-scale business woman from Siaya county.
“They are so excited about having lighting at night and being able to watch TV at home,” said Mobisol founder and chief executive Thomas Gottschalk. “We are proud to have reached this important milestone to electrify half a million people in rural East Africa. But it does not end here.
Our vision is to help make poverty history by providing sustainable and affordable energy solutions to 20 million people by 2023 – and ultimately to show the world that a cleaner, non-fossil fuel dependent future is possible. The solutions are out there to sustainably, yet profitably provide energy access to millions of people while protecting global climate,” said Gottschalk.