Updated Apr 04, 2018

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Suunbox

Suunbox is an autonomous and connected mini-energy distributor working with solar energy and able to provide charging servicefor ensure universal access to energy in Africa.

https://www.suunbox.com
20180318 506855301

Pierre-yves Koty

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

More than 650 million people live without electricity in Africa and our mini-energy distributor project will produce more than 10 million kWh per year, and reducing emissions by approximately 6,600 tons of CO2.

Registered as aFor-Profit in Cote d'Ivoire.

Focus Areas:

Solar and Energy Service, Metering & Payment Systems

Solar and Energy Service, Metering & Payment SystemsSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS

1
Country Implemented In
10,000
Customers
5
Employee
$10,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

In fact, Africa, with its 1.2 billion inhabitants, produces less electricity than Germany, which has only 83 million, despite its enormous potential. More than 650 million people live without electricity in Africa. According to a study by the African Development Bank, the continent's current energy situation would cost at least two points of GDP growth. How to fight against energy exclusion and what long-term solution to the problem of access for all to energy?

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Solution

we created Suunbox a connected mini-energy distributor working with solar energy and able to provide self-service electric charging. The Suunbox is an autonomous distributor that transforms the sun's rays into electrical energy so that people can recharge their self-service devices for free (phones, tablets, computers ...).

Target Beneficiaries

All the population we need access to energy

Mission and Vision

The objective is to ensure universal access to energy services in Africa and increase the use of renewable energies. In an Africa deficit in electricity, we aim to make access to energy banal by generalizing the presence of our independent distributors outdoors. Our autonomous and connected energy distributors will be usable in shops, businesses, restaurants, hotels, parks, railway stations, rural or urban areas and will allow people to have free access to solar energy by self-service.

Innovation Description

The Suunbox is an autonomous distributor that transforms the sun's rays into electrical energy so that people can recharge their self-service devices for free (phones, tablets, computers ...).
The Suunbox is a smart terminal that embeds the latest technologies to capture users in a place: NFC, Geofencing and Beacon. It also has a solar panel, an internal storage battery, 220V electrical outlet and USB ports perfectly integrated into a functional design.

Competitive Advantage

Yet even today, the African populations damaged by the electricity grid have very often used disposable batteries as a source of energy. And this represents a significant part of the budget of African households. It is estimated that almost $ 15 billion is spent annually on the purchase of batteries to charge mobile phones. Our solution is free totally free for the people and should save them from spending money for recharge.

Planned Goals and Milestones

developping business model and attracting partners to scale
Funding Goal200,000
New Implemented CountriesCongo, Democratic Republic of the, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria, Mali
Recruit3 management; 3 engineers;
New Featurethe creation of a mini energy distributor with wireless charging technology

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Cote d'Ivoire