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Mango Solar

Lighting up and digitalizing Africa with solar energy and smartphones


1.2 billion people in the world have no access to electricity. They satisfy basic energy needs through kerosene, which is expensive and harmful to health – especially for children. We from mango solar develop long-lasting solar home systems so people can enjoy clean and safe energy, 80 times brighter lighting and save up to 590 € in 5 years. In addition, we provide a robust and waterproof smartphone, enabling people access to the online world for the first time in their life. At the same time, this is the interface to our mango Cloud, providing services like remote support, education and financing. This is how we’re shifting digitalization to previously unreachable areas!
In terms of climate impact, we want to save more than 400,000 tons of CO2 until 2024 by replacing kerosene with our mango solar products. Our vision is to change the lives of millions of people, prove that sustainable business models work and pave the way to a Green Africa by contributing to 13 SDGs.

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  • 2019 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Solutions for Emerging Markets
  • Germany
  • € 230k
  • 5

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  • Rebecca Bregant: Marketing & Sales, Danny Friedrich: Business Development & R&D, Manuel Gollmann: Finance & IT
  • mango-solar.com

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