Mobile solar beds help treat jaundiced babies. Still, in many parts of the world, energy remains in short supply.
Now, with his Toronto-based startup, a Black founder is providing Nigerians a low-cost opportunity to rent portable batteries.
Charging stations are powered by solar energy. The 200W batteries provide direct and alternating currents to power mobiles, PCs or small fridges, and cost 50 cents a day.
Payment is by cash, credit card or cell-phone credit. The system will ensure Nigerians spend 10% – as opposed to 40% – of their daily budget on electricity.
In future, the startup’s franchise expansion model could create jobs across the whole continent.
Meanwhile, generating electricity from heat is almost a wrap.