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We are Africa GreenTec

We empower people to achieve more self-determination and growth through sustainable energy solutions.

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Africa GreenTec in the media

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More than 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity.

With the ImpactSite, Africa GreenTec has developed a holistic systems solution that makes it possible to supply entire village communities in rural regions with electricity and sustainable technologies. We’ve taken electricity to the next level by developing an intelligent system that can withstand the harsh conditions of off-grid regions in Africa – outperforming even modern European standards.

Products such as our powerful Solartainer® are driven by solar energy – the most logical and clean energy source of Africa. An intelligent network distributes the electricity via a pre-paid tiered pricing system and enables data analysis as well as remote maintenance.

Africa GreenTec’s ImpactSites in Mali and Niger demonstrate how this technology empowers people to make their own path toward a sustainable and self-determined future by taking advantage of new job opportunities and income streams. Effective cold chains and water treatment enable better handling of the consequences of climate change, while new prospects serve to counteract migration. Close cooperation with local employees and partners is a key factor for our success.

Africa GreenTec is a mini-grid developer and operator that also finances and owns the mini-grid assets in Africa. We operate the ImpactSites under a utility business model. This means that we sell electricity, cool storage, water and other services to the customers in the ImpactSite locations.  

We are scaling this business model in the rapidly growing off-grid market, which is projected to multiply more than tenfold in the next 10 years (source: World Bank 2019). Being an established company in the market, Africa GreenTec is well positioned to expand its leading role and enable growing numbers of people to achieve more self-determination and growth. Access to electricity provides opportunities for people, companies and farmers, while creating new prospects for future generations.

Impact-Driven for Profit

As a social enterprise, our top priority is solving social and ecological challenges. However, this does not mean that we give away or donate our services, but rather that we interact with our customers at eye level. Our prices and salaries are adjusted according to the conditions of their respective locations, and calculated in such a way that an ImpactSite can be operated and maintained as financially self-sufficient as possible. Thus, we ensure that our projects are sustainable in every way, rather than failing after only a few years.

As an entrepeneurially-minded organisation, we regard turnover and profits as a means to an end – not an end in itself. We strive for commercial profitability in order to efficiently scale our positive impact. We are committed to working for profit, but are impact-driven at the core.

The Africa GreenTec AG Team (Germany)

Since the founding of Africa GreenTec by Aida and Torsten Schreiber in 2015, we have been growing our competent and socially motivated team both in Germany and on location in Africa. Our team unites both: seasoned management expertise with a track record of successful business start-up and corporate leadership as well as highly educated young visionaries. Together, we want to participate in shaping a better and more sustainable world. What is most important to us is that our employees are wholeheartedly committed to our vision.

Torsten Schreiber

Founder & CEO

Aida Schreiber

Founder & Africa Operations

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rams

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Robert Skibicki

Co-Founder & Director, Production

Lorenz Brellochs

Director, Engineering

Jan Moellmann

Director, Market Intelligence

Jasper Klemm

Manager, Marketing

Lucia Kamati

Project Manager, Finance

Vincent Nickel

Project Manager, Engineering

Jörg Puschmann

Manager, Crowdfunding

Kim Hovingh

Key-Account Manager

Artjom Zabelin

Manager, IT

Africa GreenTec AG Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz

Chair of Supervisory Board

Patrick Knodel

Member of Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Ralph Sonntag

Member of Supervisory Board

The Africa GreenTec Senegal Team

Africa GreenTec Senegal SARL was founded in 2020. Anna N ́Diaye manages the local operations of the subsidiary. With the pilot project in the Ndiob region, Africa GreenTec is promoting a “green” cooperative.

Anna N ́Diaye

Directrice Générale

Aida Schreiber

Founder & Africa Operations

This project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the Renewable Energy Solutions Programme of the German Energy Solutions Initiative.

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German Energy Agency (dena)
dena is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As Agency for Applied Energy Transition we help achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do this, we bring partners from politics and business together, across sectors. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW Group. www.dena.de/en 

German Energy Solutions Initiative 
The transfer of energy expertise, the promotion of foreign trade and the facilitation of international development cooperation are part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative, which is coordinated and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The initiative offers networking and business opportunities in Germany and abroad, it showcases reference projects and facilitates capacity building. www.german-energy-solutions.de/en

Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (RES Programme)
With the RES Programme, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – helps German renewable energy companies enter new markets. The installation of climate-friendly energy technology projects in attractive target markets is accompanied by comprehensive information dissemination, marketing and training programmes. These flagship projects, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the German Energy Solutions Initiative, aim to show-case high-quality German renewable energy technology and help participating companies gain a foot-hold in new markets. www.german-energy-solutions.de/en/res

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