EGK 2011: Energy 05 SAHAY SOLAR SOLUTIONS

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  • EGK 2011: Energy 05 SAHAY SOLAR SOLUTIONS

    1. 1. Solar Energy for Ethiopia
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. <ul><li>M. Yunus; Nobel peace prize laureate, Pioneer of Microcredit idea and Founder of the Grameen Bank: </li></ul><ul><li>„ 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“ </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Entrepreneurship
    4. 4. <ul><li>Basic principle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to solve social problems with entrepreneurial concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to view challenges as entrepreneurial chances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-sustaining business concepts with the aim of generating social value </li></ul><ul><li>Does not mean that no monetary profits can be made </li></ul><ul><li>Profits are reinvested to scale the enterprise or are used for charitable causes </li></ul><ul><li>No interest is paid to investors, only payback of initial investments </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Social Entrepreneurship
    5. 5. <ul><li>Why business and not charity? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency in the actions and ensuring long term success of the initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence from goodwill of external donors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalability and professional management structures of initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attracting skilled employees for the long term </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Business: „just“ a renaissance of traditional entrepreneurial values or a whole new concept? </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Entrepreneurship
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. <ul><li>Development of educational structures at university level </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation of a Solar Competence Centers at Arba Minch University </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up of small solar-engineering teams with the trained engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Realization of social and commercial solar projects </li></ul><ul><li>Scaling to self-sustaining Social Business for solar projects </li></ul><ul><li>Education – social projects – social business </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Concept
    9. 9. <ul><li>Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Service: </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Solar Competence Center <ul><li>Practical training of students and staff in the field of renewable energies; trainings by Swiss experts </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation of BSc. and MSc. Curricula; „train-the-Trainer“ Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Stipends for Master/PhD students </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection of solar-equipment under local conditions, „best practices“ </li></ul><ul><li>Research opportunities for students (BSc./MSc. Thesis) </li></ul><ul><li>Test service for European Institutes & Producers </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation of solar-equipment for local usage </li></ul><ul><li>Training for local Electricians/Architects etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Information for the interested public </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection: </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Bridging theoretical education and practical realization </li></ul><ul><li>Enables practical training and experience gain for the students </li></ul><ul><li>Direct improvement of the children‘s situation </li></ul><ul><li>„ Living examples “ - awareness building in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Social entrepreneurship idea: school generates money for maintenance of solar system through mobile charging </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Social Projects
    11. 13. <ul><li>Focus Sahay Solar: mid to large projects for industry/hotels and households </li></ul><ul><li>Standard solutions for basic energy supply of small objects (SHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Sales of Pico-systems for lighting and mobile charging </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting: energy saving and efficiency for companies, hotels, restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the gap between European solar companies and Ethiopian customers </li></ul>Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia| Commercial Projects
    12. 14. 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
    13. 15. Sahay Solar Solutions – Solar Energy for Ethiopia | Supporter and Sponsors

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