What they do: Digital Grid Solutions Inc. (DGS) is developing "solar kiosks" to operate as businesses for the sale of electricity through pay-as-you-charge solution, in partnership with local entrepreneurs, principally in Kenya, Tanzania, and other east African countries. One of the goals of this initiative is to promote the diffusion of electric power in areas that still lack any substantial electric power distribution infrastructure (non-electrified areas). In 2013, field trials were conducted in various localities to verify the concept, using three prototype devices. Then, in 2014, a total of 18 solar kiosks began operating in Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria.
What they do with us: Accelerated by Orange Fab France.
Published: 22 Mar 2016 / Modified: 22 Mar 2016