Africa GreenTec started empowering villages in rural Africa in 2016 with the first Solartainer®, a mobile power plant designed to withstand the harshest conditions. With a strong electricity capacity of max. 50 kWp and 20-30 t0 kWh lithium-ion storage, the Solartainer provides electricity for up to 4,000 people for private, productive, and municipal uses. The vision of the founders Torsten and Aida Schreiber is to bring clean electricity to three million people by 2030. Today, the Germany-based company operates projects in Mali, Senegal, and Niger.
Africa GreenTec team has developed a holistic and smart system solution, the ImpactSite. The ImpactSite includes components for electricity generation, cooling, water treatment and communication, which are intelligently combined to offer new opportunities for the local village residents and productive users to increase their efficiency and value. Africa GreenTec’s ImpactSites in Mali and Niger demonstrate how this technology empowers people to make their own path toward a sustainable and self-determined future by taking advantage of new job opportunities and income streams. Effective cold chains and water treatment enable better handling of the consequences of climate change, while new prospects serve to counteract migration. Close cooperation with local employees and partners is a key success factor.
The company has created a Crowdinvesting Platform, where you can buy Africa Greentec 'company shares' for a minimum investment of EUR 250, to make impact happen and participate in our growth.
Type of organisation
Rural electrification expertise
Off-grid system used