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  • Solar Energy for Ethiopia
  • Social Business in Ethiopia Combining Business and Charity – the Concept of Sahay Solar Solutions Guluma Megersa and Max Pohl Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Ethio German Konnect – Addis Abeba
    • M. Yunus; Nobel peace prize laureate, Pioneer of Microcredit idea and Founder of the Grameen Bank:
    • „ I propose an new kind of business, a kind of business based on selfnessless, which is in all of us. I call it social business“
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Entrepreneurship
    • Basic principle:
      • to solve social problems with entrepreneurial concepts
      • to view challenges as entrepreneurial chances
    • Self-sustaining business concepts with the aim of generating social value
    • Does not mean that no monetary profits can be made
    • Profits are reinvested to scale the enterprise or are used for charitable causes
    • No interest is paid to investors, only payback of initial investments
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Social Entrepreneurship
    • Why business and not charity?
      • Efficiency in the actions and ensuring long term success of the initiative
      • Independence from goodwill of external donors
      • Scalability and professional management structures of initiatives
      • Attracting skilled employees for the long term
    • Social Business: „just“ a renaissance of traditional entrepreneurial values or a whole new concept?
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Entrepreneurship
  • Type 1: leveraged non-profit ventures Type 2: hybrid non-profit ventures Type 3: social business ventures Source: Elkington & Hartigan (2008) Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Entrepreneurship
  • Basic principle: Social Business – Solving of social problems with entrepreneurial concepts The problem: Energy supply crises in Ethiopia Our approach : Decentralized energy supply with autonomous solar systems Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Sahay Project
    • Development of educational structures at university level
    • Foundation of a Solar Competence Centers at Arba Minch University
    • Set-up of small solar-engineering teams with the trained engineers
    • Realization of social and commercial solar projects
    • Scaling to self-sustaining Social Business for solar projects
    • Education – social projects – social business
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Concept
    • Education:
    • Service:
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Solar Competence Center
    • Practical training of students and staff in the field of renewable energies; trainings by Swiss experts
    • Adaptation of BSc. and MSc. Curricula; „train-the-Trainer“ Programme
    • Stipends for Master/PhD students
    • Data collection of solar-equipment under local conditions, „best practices“
    • Research opportunities for students (BSc./MSc. Thesis)
    • Test service for European Institutes & Producers
    • Adaptation of solar-equipment for local usage
    • Training for local Electricians/Architects etc.
    • Information for the interested public
    • Data collection:
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    • Bridging theoretical education and practical realization
    • Enables practical training and experience gain for the students
    • Direct improvement of the children‘s situation
    • „ Living examples “ - awareness building in rural areas
    • Social entrepreneurship idea: school generates money for maintenance of solar system through mobile charging
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Projects
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    • Focus Sahay Solar: mid to large projects for industry/hotels and households
    • Standard solutions for basic energy supply of small objects (SHS)
    • Sales of Pico-systems for lighting and mobile charging
    • Consulting: energy saving and efficiency for companies, hotels, restaurants
    • Bridging the gap between European solar companies and Ethiopian customers
    Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Commercial Projects
  • Sahay Solar Solutions GmbH: Social Business SUPSI - ISAAC Institut: Technical Partner | Solar & Education Arba Minch University: Solar Competence Center Sahay Solar Association Africa e.V.: Education & Social Projects Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Partner
  • Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Supporter and Sponsors
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