A great success for the whole Africa GreenTec Team! The jury of the AFSIA Award honors Africa GreenTec as the best “Mini-Grid Project of the Year”.
The AFSIA Solar Awards is an international award that is part of the Digital Africa Energy Festival and is presented by the African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA). It is the industry’s leading awards ceremony, recognizing exceptional talent and success in the African solar market. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the ceremonywas held virtually on the 29th of October 2020.
Among the 15 categories this year, the “Commercial and Industrial Solar Project of the Year” and the “Mini-Grid Project of the Year” were among the most fiercely contested awards. This reflects the increasing activity of both segments within the African solar industry.
Therefore,as a team, we are thrilled that our minirid technology approach was able to convince the jury. Via our modern power grid and smart meters, we can intelligently distribute, control, monitor and bill the electricity generated throughout the village, which makes the entire electricity distribution process easier. Unlike other mini-grid providers, Africa GreenTec strives for a sustainable and self-sustaining business model.
Smart meters and mini-grids in particular are playing a growing role in the solar industry. We are pioneers in this field and are continuously developing our technologies. This is also emphasized by Torsten Schreiber, founder and CEO of Africa GreenTec:
The jury of this year’s AFSIA Solar Awards was composed of important decision makers and personalities of the solar sector in Africa. Among others were represented:
The “Solar Woman of the Year” category was also very popular among the participants. The only 27-year-old entrepreneur Olaedo Osoka (Managing Director of Daystar Power Ghana) was awarded for the expansion of her company into several West African countries, such as Ghana, Senegal and Togo. In only two years Daystar Power has installed new solar systems with a capacity of 8 MW for commercial and industrial customers.
Africa GreenTec also attaches great importance to the empowerment of women. In the villages where we are active, we often see that women are smart entrepreneurs. We promote their innovative spirit and creativity through our sustainable energy solutions. You can find out how we do this concretely in the impact story by Awa Koné, for example. She is a restaurant owner in Djoliba (Mali) and has managed to build up a business through efficient energy use that enriches the whole village economically and is a role model for many women in the community.
We would like to thank the jury of the AFSIA-Award for the award. This is a great confirmation of our work and motivates us to continue on our way.
WE DO. THANKS TO YOU.
Here you can find the complete list of all winners of this year’s AFSIA Awards 2020:
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