SolarTurtle Kiosk

Ugesi Gold

A solar-powered charging station kiosk.

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Product description Brand name and product description

The SolarTurtle Kiosk is a micro-utility franchise solar battery charging station that fits into a locked container at night to prevent theft. The kiosk charges and rents out battery packs. The entrepreneur running the kiosk can sell electricity to institutions via a prepaid meter. The SolarTurtle Kiosk also offers other services such as prepaid airtime, ice and fridge space, internet facilities, as well as agricultural and water purification support.

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

Countries: Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The manufacturer is located in Cape Town, South Africa.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~ 35,619 USD (500,000 ZAR) Converted 4 June 2019

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

The competitive landscape includes other solar charging stations such as the SunZillaIEEE Smart Village SunBlazer II, and the SOLARKIOSK EHUBB.

Other off-grid energy systems such as micro-hydro, wind turbines, biodigesters or diesel gen-sets.

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

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

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

Off grid communities

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