Solarkiosk Connects Village
Benefits for villagers
Off-grid households in Africa spend an average of $120 for power substitutes like candles, paraffin, kerosene, etc. – also to have light during the long nights close to the equator. This is often up to 40% of their yearly income.
Mobile phones are widely used in rural areas. But charging a battery often takes a 2-day journey to the next town and can cost up to half a dollar.
The idea is as brilliant as it is simple: Providing people without grid access, for example in Africa and Asia, with energy, convenience goods, tools and services. A single kiosk with its photovoltaic (PV) cells on the roof and a battery in the solar kiosk can supply the village with enough power that people are able to charge their mobile phone or cool their medicine.
Industrial routers – INSYS Smart Devices – and innovative connectivity and security services of INSYS icom are used: