• Eastern Africa
  • Southern Africa

  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
Organisation type:
    Technology Suppliers & Innovators
Technology type:
    Inverters/Power Components
    Solar PV
Business model:
    Software as a Service (SaaS) & Digital Platforms

Open Energy Labs

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.