Founding

Power OffGrid was founded with the goal of providing clean, accessible, affordable, customized, sustainable, off-grid electric for urban and rural populations by delivering power from small, high quality renewable energy sources to low and medium income households across Somalia.

Mission

Our mission is to bring off-grid technology to rural and urban areas by leapfrogging traditionally expensive and very polluting on-grid power delivery systems and provide environmentally friendly, high quality and reliable Solar Home Systems to under-served people at affordable rates, for the first time!

 

What is Driving Us?

Electricity should not be a luxury only for the well-off in Somalia but a daily basic necessity for all humankind that is reliable, accessible and affordable.

An average persons’ energy expenditures in Somalia consist of $1.5-2/kwh/day, $1/day for ice, and $1/day for charcoal.

Women are the engine of the Somali economy but are shackled by lack or expensive electricity. Average women in Somalia spend more than 8 hours preparing food, cleaning and caring for others, etc. Hence, the need to eliminate utility and other hidden energy costs, we launched Power OffGrid to provide holistic, sustainable, renewable energy solutions systems and achieve UN SGDs by 2030.

10,000,000 Somalis have no access to electricity and lack of electricity access is the main reason people are unable to break the cycle of extreme poverty, which keeps them living in low standards, utilizing harmful high emission sources of energy (such as kerosene lamps). With the Power-OffGrid Solar Home Solutions system, our customers will have a healthier environment at home and benefit from the reduction of respiratory diseases. They can light their homes at night enabling their kids to play and do their homework or studies and succeed in education. Families will spend less time on household chores like cooking, washing clothes, etc. and will be able to save more money to increase their income level.

Vision

Our vision is to bring off-grid technology to rural and urban areas by leapfrogging traditionally expensive and highly polluting on-grid power delivery systems and to provide environmentally friendly, high quality and reliable on AND off-grid hybrid solutions, including wind power, to under-served people at affordable rates for the first time in history. Our innovation concept is to address basic human needs, which include;

  • Energy Access
  • Health
  • Food
  • Water Scarcity
  • Employment