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Mobisol in the News

July 11, 2017
President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina on the energy crisis of the continent and Mobisol: “My job as President of the African Development Bank is to put Africa first.”

July 7, 2017
PV magazine on Mobisol’s aquisition of Lumeter: Mobisol acquires Lumeter for software, product expansion, and data.

Jun 21, 2017
Check out our CEO’s blog post featured by World Economic Forum on how to use solar power to drive socio-economic growth: 5 ways to use solar power to drive socio-economic growth.

June 14, 2017
Mobsiol is honoured to receive an Ashden Award! Check out our profile: Mobisol / Electrifying East Africa.

June 13, 2017
Mobisol has been chosen as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Read more on their website: Introducing the Technology Pioneers 2017.

June 12, 2017
The Finnish development finance company Finnfund about Mobisol: Solar brings electric light to Mary’s family.

Jun 11, 2017
ARD Bericht aus Berlin with regards to G20 Partnership with Africa: Mobisol as one of the German startups experiencing on-the-ground work in Africa.

May 12, 2017
Mobisol has been awarded a GreenTec Award! Check out the winner’s announcement of the category Sustainable Development.

March 15, 2017
We have launched an affordable smart phone to increase connectivity! Read more: Mobisol, MTN Rwanda launch smart phone on affordable payment plan.

March 10, 2017
Marking International Women’s Day, Rwandan New Times reports about Mobisol and women empowernment: Enterprising women get support from local renewable energy firm.

Feb 25, 2017
Sustainable Brands reporting on Mobisol: How a German Startup Is Making the ‘Magic of Light’ Affordable in Developing Countries.

Feb 24, 2017
Mobisol in the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals News Bullet: Ziara ya wataalam wa nishati katika kapmpuni ya umeme jua ya Mobisol, Arusha (Kiswahili).

Feb 15, 2017
Mobisol in the GLS Bankspiegel: Eine Reise in die Zukunft mit Claudia Kemfert.

Feb 9, 2017
Mobisol at IRENA’s 7th Assembly’s Ministerial Roundtable: Ministers gather to discuss development with off-grid renewables.

Jan 15, 2017
Good read by the International Finance Cooperation: By Plugging in Africa, Mobisol Connects a Continent to Change.

Jan 6, 2016
German Economic Magazine Gründerszene about Mobisol’s high growth ranking 2016: Sonnige Aussichten.

Dec 22, 2016
Mobisol has donated a solar system to support rural health care: Mobisol donates solar unit to Mkoyo Dispensary in Tanzania.

Dec 13, 2016
Mobisol is one of the four fastest growing energy start-ups in Germany – Read more here (in German).

Dec 12, 2016
The International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and FMO have partnered to invest into Mobisol. Read some of the coverage here:
IFC Website: IFC and FMO investment in Mobisol helps deliver decentralized solar energy to East Africa.
Africa Global Funds: IFC and FMO in Mobisol deal.
Footprint to Africa: IFC, Dutch Bank Invest €15m in Mobisol’s East Africa Solar Initiative.
AllAfrica: East Africa: IFC and FMO Investment in Mobisol Helps Deliver Decentralized Solar Energy to East Africa.
PV Magazine: Mobisol erhält knapp 15 Millionen Euro Investitionsgelder.
Techmoran: Pay-as-you-go solar firm Mobisol raises $16 million to deliver decentralized solar energy to East Africa.

Dec 2, 2016
Mobisol has donated solar power to a Tanzanian school. Learn more about the initiative:
The Citizen: 65,000 households in EA now get solar power.
Aptantech: Mobisol donates solar power unit to Majengo Primary School in Tanzania.

Nov 14, 2016
Deutsche Welle’s Eco@Africa on Mobisol: Solar shines a light in Africa.

Nov 10, 2016
The Financial Times on how Mobisol’s technology solutions enable Africa to leapfrog the West: African path to avoid fossil fuel dependency.

Nov 9, 2016
Mobisol has joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide 800,000 people & 50,000 small businesses in Kenya with reliable access to solar energy by 2020.
Read about it on the Business Call to Action website: An Enlightened Energy Solution for Rural Africa.
Read about the initaitive on the Power for All platform: Kenyas 2020 target fires up market.

Oct 6, 2016
Great Podcast from the United Nations’s Momentum for Change Initiative on Mobisol: How Solar is Empowering People in East Africa.

Oct 4, 2016
We are happy to announce that Investec Asset Management, through its African private equity capability, has acquired a significant shareholding in Mobisol.
Please download the press release here.
Read about it on Bloomberg News: Investec buys stake in Berlin-based off grid solar developer.
PV Magazine on Investec acquiring a stake in Mobisol: Mobisol attracts fresh investment.

Sep 28, 2016
Mobisol is happy and proud to have launched their first shop in Kenya, to officially have started sales & operations, and to announce our Kenyan partnership with battery and energy provider Chloride Exide. Read some of the press coverage:
CIO East Africa: Mobisol launches shop In Kenya, announces partnership with Chloride Exide.
Techmoran: Rent-to-own solar home systems Mobisol & Chloride Exide target off-grid areas with MobiShops.
CNBC Interview with Andy Pond, Chief Operating Officer of Mobsiol Kenya: Mobisol to increase funding for renewable energy in EA.
The Standard: Germany to partner with Kenya in renewable energy, agriculture development.

Sep 15, 2016
Mobisol is proud to have been chosen as one of the 5 most sustainable German SMEs! We are happy to have been nominated for the Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis – the National German Sustainability Award. Read the press release (German), or more about the prestigious award (English).

Sep 1, 2016
Interesting blog by Power Africa coordinator Andrew Herscowitz who recently visited Mobisol Tanzania headquarters in Arusha: Three reasons why people in Tanzania are going for off grid solar.

Aug 25, 2016
We had a great time presenting Mobisol’s products, services and business model to Barbara Hendricks, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, at our Berlin headquarters. Check out her report.

Aug 22, 2016
Michelmores about The Rise of Off-Grid Solar Power Investments & Mobisol in Rural Africa.

July 20, 2016
Insightful interview with Corporate Development Manager Klaus Maier in PV Magazine: New solar frontiers: Unconnected Africa.

July 13, 2016
Interesting article about East Africa’s innovative approaches to leapfrog infrastructural deficits featuring Mobisol in Management Today: Meet Africa’s off-grid entrepreneurs.

July 12, 2016
Nice interview with Mobisol on EnergyTV24: Mobisol Solar Home Systems (German).

July 4, 2016
Good interview with Mobisol’s CEO on The Beam: Interview with Thomas Gottschalk.

July 2, 2016
Read about Rwanda’s plans to utilize drones, including for Mobisol appliances deliveries, to boost socio-economic development in the The Economist: Help from above. A new way round an old problem.

June 28, 2016
Good short film about Mobisol by the UNFCCC & Momentum for Change: Mobisol Smart Solar Homes.

June 1, 2016
Deutsche Welle article on ‎drone logistics in East Africa and Mobisol: In Africa, get your next delivery by drone.

May 27, 2016
Inspiring event on “Bringing Solar to Power to African Homes” featuring Mobisol at the African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings in Lusaka: Energy Africa – Bringing Solar to Power to African Homes.

May 30, 2016
How Mobisol revolutionizes off-grid ‎solar power supply in rural East Africa with design thinking: Reinventing Solar Energy
 Supply for Rural Africa.

May 23, 2016
Interesting interview with our head of business development in narrative matters: Episode #19 – Using drones to deliver solar power to Africa.

May 13, 2016
The Financial Times about Mobisol’s drone delivery pilot project: Delivery drones take flight in Rwanda.

May 11, 2016
Mobisol’s vision for the future of energy provision in Africa on the Forum for the Future blog: Mobisol’s solar-dream for Sub-Saharan Africa.

May 9, 2016
Interview about Mobisol’s sustainability goals by the College for Sustainable Development Eberswalde: Energiepioniere: Wie ein Berliner Start-up es schafft, mit smarter Innovation die Elektrifizierung in Ostafrika voranzutreiben.

April 28, 2016
We are featured in the UN Foundation’s Energy Practitioner Network’s Newsletter: Member Spotlight Mobisol.

April 27, 2016
Mobisol’s Ecosummit Award covered in PV magazine.

April 16, 2016
Mobisol feature in German magazine Afrika Wirtschaft: Es werde Strom (German).

April 5, 2016
Mobisol is honoured to have received a ‎New Energy Pioneer Award 2016 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance!
Read Bloomberg‘s press release: 10 companies chosen as 2016 New Energy Pioneers at ninth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City.

April 4, 2016
We opened our new market hub in Bagamoyo, Tanzania!
Read about it in The Guardian: Mobisol Tanzania Opens New Hub in Bagamoyo District.
Tanzania’s Business Times‘s report: Mobisol Solar Power Provider Sets up New Hub in Bagamoyo.

March 17, 2016
Mobsiol’s solar powered drone delivery network in Enerpo Journal: Solar Drones Electrifying the Developing World.
Cleantechnica on the pilot project: Mobisol Testing Delivery Of Solar Home Systems In Off-Grid Areas.

March 16, 2016
Interview with our CEO and Mobisol featured in German energy magazine bizz energy: Netzwerk für die Zukunft.

March 8, 2016
Mobisol in comedian Danny Lobell’s podcast from LA: The mostly Bull Market (Mobisol segment starting at around 13 min).

March 7, 2016
Check out the Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2016 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Lighting Global/World Bank Group, prominently featuring Mobisol.

March 2, 2016
Our CEO Thomas Gottschalk about Mobisol’s upcoming Kenya market entry on CNBC Africa:
Mobisol to set new investments in Kenya, targets low income homes.

March 1, 2016
Mobisol’s Corporate Development Manager Klaus Maier on K24 Talkenomics ‎Kenya.

Feb 29, 2016
Mobisol celebrated reaching out to 200,000 beneficiaries in East Africa and their upcoming Kenyan market entry with an installation ceremony in Kiambu County!
Read about it in AptanTech: Mobisol celebrates milestone, to unveil solar solutions in Kenya by July.
Business Week‘s report: German solar firm launches in Kenya.
CNBC on the Event: Mobisol lighting up East Africa one country at a time.

Feb 23, 2016
The B Corporation movement, which certifies companies that benefit society as well as their owners, is gaining momentum. Check out the kind of change that Mobisol seeks to achieve: Meet the B Corps #2 Mobisol – Best Life.

Feb 22, 2016
Germany’s globalmagazin about Mobisol’s drone delivery pilot programme: Ersatzteile per Luftfracht: Solar-Drohnen für Afrika.

Feb 9, 2016
Co.Exist article about Mobisol’s solar powered Drone Delivery Network pilot project: Could Solar-Powered Drones Deliver Electricity To The Developing World?

Jan 29, 2016
Read Mobisol’s success story on the Energy and Environment Partnership / Southern and East Africa‘s Website: Mobisol – Smart High Quality Solar Solutions for 30,000 households in Tanzania.

Jan 28, 2016
Mobisol is happy and proud to have signed up their 10,000th customer in Rwanda! Read more in The New Times: Mobisol lights 10,000 households in two years.

Jan 19, 2016
Check out the M4D Utilities Innovation Fund‘s case study about Mobisol’s “Pay-As-You-Go Solar for Entrepreneurs in Rwanda” project in cooperation with the GSMA and MTN: Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Solar for Entrepreneurs in Rwanda.
Read the summary on the lessons learned.

Dec 15, 2015
Mobisol is a winner of the UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Award!
Review the award ceremony.
Read the press release.
View the UN Climate Change Secretariat Roundtable Discussion on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions including Mobisol’s presentation.
Check out the video on Information and Communication Technology Solutions, narrated by Jeffrey Sachs.
Some nice photos of the award ceremony by MINIRENA Rwanda.
Mobisol’s Lighthouse Activity on the UNFCCC website.

Dec 14, 2015
Learn about how solar power is benefitting Kitefu School in Arusha Region, Tanzania. The school was provided with a Mobisol system crowdfunded through Berlin-based sustainability platform RESET: Licht an in der Kitefu Primary School in Tanzania.

Dec 11, 2015
Providing access to energy is so much more than just shipping a solar panel! Check out our Service Design Lead Klara presenting Mobisol’s user-centered approach at Service Design Berlin’s Experience Camp: How to scale energy services for the 2$-per-day society.

Dec 8, 2015
Deutschland Radio Kultur vistited our Berlin Headquarters. Listen to the feature: Energie für Afrika. Besuch in einer Kreuzberger Solarkraftwerkstatt.

Dec 4, 2015
Mobisol and other sustainable solutions with the goal of stopping climate change in its tracks featured on Virgin Unite: Sustainable solutions at their best in 2015.

Dec 1st, 2015
In their latest Newsletter, Power Africa features how Mobisol is rapidly tackling the challenge of lack of access to electricity, and improving life for thousands: Mobisol Reaches New Milestone in Building a Brighter Africa.

Nov 21st, 2015
Good article in the TAZ about about Mobisol: Kreuzberger Solarpanels für Arusha.

Nov 3rd, 2015
Read about Rwanda’s path to energy independence and how Mobisol seeks to help achieve that goal in the Berliner Zeitung: Berliner Zeitung: Ruandas Weg (German).

Nov 2nd, 2015
Mobisol reaches out to 30,000 African households! Read the press release on sun-connect: Mobisol installs 3MW PV and becomes the largest rent-to-own solar energy provider in Africa.

Oct 30, 2015
Check out how partnerships with the European Union and the KfW can support some really interesting projects – Mobisol included: Investing in a Greener Future.

Oct 28, 2015
Mobisol has been selected for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Momentum for Change Award: Mobisol Smart Solar Homes.

Oct 26, 2015
United Arab Emirates National News about the International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE – displaying some nice images of our Mobisol booth: UAE News.

Oct 21, 2015
We have been honored as one of the TOP10 sustainable solutions in the world! Check out Mobisol’s sustainia profile: Micro-financed Off-Grid Solar Power.

Oct 20, 2015
Head of Business Development Thomas Duveau on the importance of larger solar systems powerful enough to substitute grid infrastructure: Big is Beautiful: Solar Home Systems are Building Energy Infrastructure.

Oct 9, 2015
Mobisol’s EU project manager Dario Simbizi on CNBC Africa: Solar Power, profitable form of renewable energy in developing countries.

Oct 3, 2015
Mobisol Rwanda has donated a high quality solar system to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support Burundian refugees. Read more: Mobisol solar system to help Burundian refugees.

Oct 2, 2015
Rwanda’s The New Times about the Cooperation between the European Union and Mobisol to electrify 50,000 Rwandan homes and schools: Mobisol, EU to light over 49,000 homes.

Sep 23, 2015
Interesting article about Mobisol in Tea After Twelve: Solar Home Systems: A Money-Making Machine.

July 24, 2015
A new round of financing from the DEG (the German Investment and Development Corporation) facilitates Mobisol expansion in East Africa.
Read the DEG’s press release: DEG-Finanzierung für deutschen Solaranbieter in Ostafrika.
Learn more in PV magazine: Frisches Kapital für Projekte von Mobisol in Ostafrika.
Mobisol and DEG in Solar Server: Netzunabhängige Photovoltaik für ländliche Regionen: DEG finanziert Ostafrika-Expansion von Mobisol.

July 10, 2015
We’re part of this year’s SUSTAINIA100 solutions.
Check out Mobisol in the study: Micro-Financed Off-Grid Solar Power.
Find the whole SUSTAINA100 study here:

July 3, 2015
The Technology Review has named Mobisol’s Managing Director Thomas Gottschalk Germany’s “Social Innovator of the Year” in the Newcomer Award “Innovators Under 35”.
Read more in German here: Die besten Innovatoren erhalten Auszeichnung.
Check out the English language interview with Thomas on the MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” platform.

June 29, 2015
Interesting interview with Mobisol’s Head of Business Development Thomas Duveau on the United Nation Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network Website: Member Spotlight – Mobisol.

June 20, 2015
Read about Mobisol Rwanda’s participation in and contributions to the Genocide memorial week in Rwanda:
In Igihe: MTN na Mobisol bigiye kugeza ingufu zikomoka ku zuba mu mashuri 8 yo mu cyaro (Kinyarwanda).
In Kigali Today: Bugesera: Abakozi ba Mobisol bafashije abarokotse Jenoside batishoboye (Kinyarwanda).

June 15, 2015
Good article in Deutsche Welle about solar in rural off-grid areas and Mobisol: Erstmalig Strom mit Solarenergie (German).

June 13, 2015
Interview with Thomas Gottschalk, Founder and Managing Director of Mobisol on The Changer: By working together we can radically change the way we live our lives.

June 10, 2015
In their school electrification campaign, Mobisol and mobile network operator MTN electrified eight rural Rwandan schools with no prior access to electricity in eight working days. Read some of the broad media coverage:
In Hope Magazine: MTN & Mobisol partner in school electrification campaign.
In The New Times: MTN, Mobisol donate solar systems to eight rural schools.
In the Rwanda Focus: MTN, Mobisol in joint school electrification drive.
In the East African Business Week: MTN Rwanda helps in rural electricity.
In Igihe: MTN na Mobisol bigiye kugeza ingufu zikomoka ku zuba mu mashuri 8 yo mu cyaro (Kinyarwanda).
In allAfrica: Rwanda: MTN, Mobisol in Joint School Electrification Drive.
Or check out MTN’s video about the campaign.

May 31, 2015
Learn about Mobisol’s participation in Umuganda, the monthly community work in Rwanda, in Kigali Today: Mukarange: Basanze amashanyarazi ya Mobisol yabafasha guhangana n’ibura rya hato na hato ry’amashanyarazi (Kinyarwanda).

May 26, 2015
Interesting TEDx talk about The Power of Mobile by Julian Pistone & David Steinacker, using Mobisol’s best practice example for energy provision facilitated by mobile technology.

April 10, 2015
Mobisol in Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung: Kalte Getränke in der Wüste.

March 19, 2015
Mobisol’s managing director Thomas Gottschalk is now member of the Board of the Alliance for Rural Electrification. Read their press release.

March 12, 2015
Read about the celebratory inauguration event of our new flagship Lake Zone Office in Mwanza, Tanzania, in Lake Zone’s popular Gsengo blog: Mobisol Launches Lake Zone Office (Swahili).

March 4, 2015
Learn about last weekend’s participation of Mobisol at Umuganda in rural Rwanda – where on the last Saturday of each month, communities in Rwanda come together for public works: Mobisol contributes to Umuganda (Kinyarwanda).

Feb 26, 2015
Mobisol is happy to have won the PV Magazine Award in the category “top business model”. Read more about the Award.
Read the article about Mobisol in PV magazine: Solarstrom per Handy.

Feb 25, 2015
Mobisol in German business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche: Start-up Mobisol: Energie für Afrika.

Feb 2, 2015
Read about successful investments in Africa explained through Mobisol’s example in German finacial analysis platform Econoafrica: Auf der Sonnenseite (German).

Jan 29, 2015
Mobisol’s founder and Managing Director Thomas Gottschalk has been selected as one of the 10 most innovative minds under the age of 35 by the Technology Review (German edition)!
Read the interview with Thomas: Prepaid Strom für Afrika.
Find out more about the other winners: TR35 – Die Gewinner 2015.

Jan 27, 2015
Deutsche Welle Wirtschaft Kompakt about Mobisol:
German: Strom für Afrika per Mobilfunk.
English: Solar and wireless.

Jan 25, 2015
Tanzania’s Daily News on the opening of Mobisol’s new market hub in Same.

Jan 6, 2015
Mobisol in Radio France Internationale: Rwanda: priorité à l’énergie solaire pour un accès élargi à l’électricité (2nd contribution).

Dec 29, 2014
Mobsiol in Le Monde: Solaire et paiement par téléphone: le pari du Rwanda (2nd contribution).

Dec 28, 2014
Check out Mobisol Rwanda in The Africa Report: Rwanda Small Solar Units to Help Expand Electricity Access.

Nov 29, 2014
Good article about Mobisol in Tagesspiegel: Energieversorgung: Strom für Afrika dank einer Idee aus Friedrichshain.

Nov 26, 2014
Mobisol in Rwanda’s Hope Magazine: Mobisol’s solar energy systems Offer best solution to electricity access challenges in rural Rwanda.

Nov 15, 2014
More about the “Prepaid Energy” project to electrify 50,000 households & school in cooperation with the EU & Rwanda:
By the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Rwanda: EU Backs Affordable and Sustainable Energy for Rural Homes in Rwanda.
In The New Times: Rwanda: ‘Prepaid Energy’ Launched in Eastern Province.
From East African Business Week: Rwanda in pre-paid project.
In ESI Africa: 22 Million Euros Prepaid Energy Project to Illuminate Rwanda.
In Umuseke: MOBISOL yabazaniye amashanyarazi y’izuba gusa ngo ibiciro ni binini.

Nov 14, 2014
Mobisol at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series-Africa in Cape Town: Mobile For Development Utilities at Mobile 360 Africa.

Nov 10, 2014
Good video about Mobisol’s engagement in Rwanda by the GSMA’s Mobile for Development: Mobisol Pre-Paid Solar Energy.

Nov 03, 2014
Learn about Mobisol’s donation to Themi Health Centre, Arusha:
In The Citizen: Joy, optimism as hospital gets solar power.
In Arusha Times: Mobisol equips Themi health centre with solar power.

Oct 1, 2014
Check out Mobisol in the Alliance for Rural Electrification publication 2014 Best Practices for Clean Energy Access in Africa: Mobisol Case Study (pdf).
Find the whole publication here.

Sep 10, 2014
Mobisol in Energy World: Rural electricity projects across Africa.

Sept 2, 2014
Read about Mobisol Rwanda in Voice of America: Rwanda Solar Grid Capitalizes on Limited Sunshine.

Aug 30, 2014
Mobisol featured in RwandAir’s in-flight Magazin Inzozi for Sep-Nov 2014: Mobisol to provide one million Rwandan households with green power (pdf).
Find the whole publication here.

Aug 27, 2014
Read about the 1,000th SHS installation of Mobisol Rwanda in Rwandan press:
In The New Times: Govt pledges more support to renewable energy initiatives.
In Igihe: Mobisol and MTN celebrate 1000th Solar home system installation.
In Inyarwanda: Ingo zirenga 1000 zimaze guhabwa amashanyarazi akomoka ku mirasire y’izuba ya Mobisol.

Aug 18, 2014
Read about Mobisol in The Guardian: Using mobile money to buy water and solar power in east Africa.

Aug 12, 2014
Check out CGAP’s (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) new publication Access to Energy via Digital Finance: Models for Innovation
Learn more about the publication or download the paper here.

May 29, 2014
The official inauguration of Mobisol Rwanda was featured on Rwanda Television: Watch the taping.
Mobisol and the official project launch in the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure’s Newsletter: Investing in Solar Energy (pdf).
Article in Rwanda’s The New Times: Bugesera gets solar energy.

May 21, 2014
Mobisol in the Mondato Newsletter: The New Frontiers of Digital Finance Plus.

May 20, 2014
Mobisol in the myclimate newsletter: Newsletter.
Mobisol & myclimate’s carbon offset project: In­no­v­a­tive Solar Sys­tem pro­vides Elec­tric­ity to Tan­zan­ian Homes.

May 19, 2014
Watch the documentation of the Africa Launch of the Sustaiable Energy for All Decade (2014-2024) and Mobisol’s contribution: Video recording of all presentations.
Watch a short video with quotes from participants, including Mobisol General Manager Thomas Gottschalk.
Read more about the launch of the SE4ALL decade from the African Development Bank.

May 5, 2014
Tanzanian Newspaper The Citizen about the inauguration of the Mobisol Akademie in Arusha: German Solar Company Opens Training Facility.

April 15, 2014
Good article about Mobisol on Deutsche Welle:
English: Smart solar energy for Africa.
Deutsch: Smarter Sonnenstrom für Afrika.
Listen to the podcast (German): Eine deutsche Firma liefert Strom in Afrika.

April 9, 2014
Mobisol’s Head of Business Development, Thomas Duveau, presented our vision of the solar revolution at the World Bank Spring Meetings. Watch the recording: Mobisol: The solar energy revolution will not be on-grid.

April 8, 2014
Read how Mobisol uses digital finance to help expand access to clean and affordable solar energy on CGAP’s (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) web platform: Digital Finance Helps Expand Access to Electricity.

April 3, 2014
Check out the GSMA Mobile Enabled Community Services report highlighting on synergies between mobile, energy and water in Africa.
Download the report and read more about Mobisol’s role in mobile enabled solar energy access: Synergies between Mobile, Energy and Water Access in Africa.

March 24, 2014
Interesting article in the quarterly publication of the Forum Umwelt & Enwicklung which demonstrates Mobisol’s vision and business model in the context of infrastructure and sustainability: Dezentrale Energieinfrastruktur. Mikrofinanzierte Solarenergie für Entwicklungsländer.
Find the whole publication here: Rundbrief Forum Umwelt & Entwicklung 01/14.

March 15, 2014
Check out the GIZ’s (German Society for International Cooperation) publication Connect the BoP. A Guide to Leveraging ICT for Inclusive Business.
On page 33 you can read about Mobisol’s case study: Flexible Pricing Options through M-money and Remote Monitoring Technology.
Find the whole publication for download here.

March 13, 2014
Interesting paper by the Steps Centre on energy finance in the publication Financing sustainable energy for all: pay-as-you-go vs. traditional solar finance approaches in Kenya featuring an interview with Mobisol project manager Klara Lindner: Mobisol Case Study.
Download the full paper here.

Feb 14, 2014
Check out the article on about sustainable rural electrification and some discussion topics at the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Africa awaits an energy revolution.

Jan 18, 2014
We had a great time at the Pamoja Twaangaza Tz! event last weekend in the Arusha Institute. Read about it in Tanzanian Newspaper The Citizen: 10,000 Arusha households to get solar power.

Jan 14, 2014
Good article about electrification, solar power & Mobisol on the portal: Empowering communities by Solar Energy innovation.

Dec 02, 2013
Read the interview with Mobisol’s Managing Director Thomas Gottschalk in Chancen, the magazine of the KfW (German Development Bank): Mobisol – Sonnenenergie für Afrika (pdf).
Find the whole magazine here (download link).

Nov 03, 2013
Mobisol & the Off-Grid Expert Award in the recent issue of Sun & Wind Energy: A Meeting of Experts (pdf).

Oct 20, 2013
Find out more about Mobisol’s business model in the Alliance for Rural Electrification’s Best Practices publication. Mobisol’s case study: Mobisol GmbH (pdf)
The edition compiles 21 case-studies of successful off-grid renewable energy projects implemented around the world.

Sept 21, 2013
All major English-language Tanzanian Newspapers reported on our celebration of the 1,000th installation of Mobisol’s solar home systems in Tanzania. Check out some articles:
The Citizen‘s report: Solar Power Initiative to Light over 1,000 Homes (pdf).
Pesa Times reported: Mobisol’s Customers Hit 1,000th Mark (pdf).
The article in Arusha Times: Voda, Mobisol Partner in Lighting Villages (pdf).

August 13, 2013
Have a look at Mobisol’s narrative on RESET, an engaging information platform that allows for the development of new solutions based on innovative technologies for a sustainable world: Mobisol – Smart Solar Energy beyond the Grid.

July 30, 2013
Interesting article about Mobisol in the Czech economic magazine Euro: Elektřina na leasing (pdf).

July 8, 2013
Article about Mobisol in the Nigerian Channels: Africa’s Revolution: Increasing The Continent’s Power By Solar, Mobile Technology.

July 5, 2013
Check out an excellent article about prepaid energy featuring Mobisol’s story in July’s Technology Review: Telefonieren mit Prepaid Strom (pdf).

June 22, 2013
Thomas Gottschalk presented Mobisol’s vision at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
Listen to the recording of the workshop: Green Tech in Practice – How to Make Solar Energy Affordable (soundcloud link).
Read about the workshop from Deutsche Welle: workshop / Documentation of the workshop with Mobisol (pdf)
Find the documentation of the whole Global Media Forum here .

June 20, 2013
Discussing energy efficiency with the next generation! Project manager Klara Lindner took part in a project that aims at raising awareness from an early age to climate change and energy efficiency: Watch Klara’s presentation on the Teltow Channel (video).

May 22, 2013
Check out the publication on Value Chain Development by the Private Sector in Africa by the GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation), on p13/14 there’s a case study about Mobisol. Find the whole study here (pdf).

April 03, 2013
Check out Mobisol’s success story on the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All practitioner network’s website: Mobisol. A Sustainable Approach to Rural Electrification.