Solar Agro-Processing Power Stations

Village Infrastructure Angels

Agro-processing mills powered with solar energy.

Product description Brand name and product description

The solar mills, developed and distributed by Village Infrastructure Angels (VIA), are milling systems powered by solar energy. The solar power milling stations are intended to work in off-grid rural communities, where agro-processors need to walk several miles to the nearest mill or have to process their produce by hand. The mills are provided by leasing, and women entrepreneurs are especially encouraged to run the solar agro-processing stations. The mills are monitored remotely via IoT technology to track energy consumption and charge the batteries.

Village Infrastructure Angels was founded in 2012 in the United Kingdom and currently operates in the UK, Australia, and Vanuatu.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vanuatu, Honduras

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

500 – 2000 USD depending on the model.Interview with Representative in 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Direct competitors of this product are the Solar Milling products.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 5: Gender equality

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Off-grid communities and rural households, specifically women entrepreneurs.

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