Today, over 590 million people in Africa don’t have access to electricity. In order to solve this problem, governments and market actors are focusing decentralised, off-grid renewable energy technologies such as Solar Home Systems. In order to design, build and maintain these systems, a skilled and engaged work force is needed, but educational institutions are not able to satisfy the demand for relevant technical training.

We believe in a world where everyone is educated about energy and anyone can use their knowledge to build better electricity supplies. To realise this vision, we have developed Energy Makers Academy, a fundamentally new approach to teaching people about energy and electricity, consisting of a smart phone app and a hardware kit. Energy Makers Academy allows anyone to learn how to design, build and maintain a Solar Home System.

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Type of organisation

  • Technology Provider

Rural electrification expertise

  • Capacity Building
  • Engineering
  • Technology Provider
  • Women Empowerment

Off-grid system used

  • Stand-alone

RE-technology used

  • Inverters / Power Components
  • Solar PV

Based in

United Kingdom


Samson Sahmland-Bowling