S3C harvests the sun for remote areas in sub-Saharan Africa. We use schools as hub to the huge groups of rural people. 75 to 85 % of the African population has no access to electricity, they use traditional inefficient energy sources. We intend to make an entry into Kenya and Ethiopia with a population of 45 and 80 million respectively. The market is insatiable, the communities are willing to pay for light; current avarage energy costs per year for rural communities is more than 50 USD whereas a good quality solar lamp costs less than 30 USD.
The challenge is making solar lamps available in the villages and offer high quality technology for PV installation in institutions like schools, health centers etc. S3C will be active in the rural areas, visiting schools to present the value proposition in local tribal language and explain the added value; safe your money, safe your health, save the environment. Studies done have shown that this strategy will work; 'poor' rural dwellers can afford a goat to buy light, and are willing to do so!
Join this venture, to make impact! Empower rural villages, provide light to remote areas, assist rural enterprises to prosper and eliminate poverty, invest in S3C.
Funding prognosis activated on 10-30-2012
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Dear Jeroen, I am a student from Maastricht University and I am writing my Master thesis on the “side benefits” that the crowdfund...
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Dear Jeroen, I am a student from Maastricht University and I am writing my Master thesis on the “side benefits” that the crowdfunders (i.e. the crowdfunding investors) may provide to the projects they financially support. Since your project was... Read more