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Did you know that 90% of all households in rural Rwanda and Tanzania still lack access to energy? Polluting and expensive kerosene lamps and diesel generators are the primary source of lighting and electricity.

Berlin-based company Mobisol is changing that by bringing solar home systems to Rwanda and Tanzania. The systems are reducing pollution, improving indoor air quality and cutting emissions.

Mobisol is also making a real difference in people’s lives. Mobisol enables the lower-income population to own a reliable energy source. This makes them independent from grid-electricity costs, power cuts and expensive, inefficient and unhealthy fuels like kerosene. Energy obtained through the solar home system consistently costs customers less per month than they had previously been spending on existing energy sources such as kerosene, candles and car batteries. 

So far, Mobisol has installed over 50,000 solar home systems in households and businesses in East Africa, thus enabling approximately 250,000 people to access clean, affordable and reliable solar energy.

To learn more, we spoke to Thomas Duveau, Mobisol’s Head of Business Development.

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