Case Study: Nafore and Afrisolar Energy Kiosks
Addressing Rural Electrification Challenges through Energy Kiosks
MicroSow is a community based electro-technical commercial enterprise created in 1998 and located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso that specialises in Information Technology maintenance and rural electrification through Solar Energy. The Nafore and AfriSolar Energy Kiosks were created to address rural electrification challenges. These kiosks are charging stations for mobile telephones that are powered on solar photovoltaic modules and distributed through a franchising scheme to the rural communities. Solar panel installations are also distributed to schools and health centres in these communities.
SEED 2012 Case Study Series
This case study showcases the innovation, the partnership, the support from SEED and the overall impact of the enterprise and is part of the SEED 2012 Case Study Series. This Case Study Series showcases locally-driven, innovative eco-inclusive enterprises and examines the barriers and enabling factors that hinder or aid these eco-inclusive enterprises.