Supply of energy and water with WE!Hub.

The supply of energy and water in sub-Saharan Africa is precarious. This affects rural areas in particular, where just 56 percent of the population has access to safe drinking water and only 17 percent to electricity. More than 80 percent of domestic energy is generated from kerosene and diesel, resulting in high costs for families and serious consequences for human health and the environment. With our concepts in the Development Cooperation working area, we contribute to overcoming supply deficits. We also create employment and training opportunities and promote local entrepreneurship.

What is the WE!Hubs concept?

  • Grid-independent stations

    WE!Hubs are powered by solar energy and are therefore independent of the electricity grid. They can be easily deployed in regions without infrastructure.

  • Environmentally-friendly and economical energy supply

    WE!Hubs use modern solar technology to generate electricity. For a small fee, customers can charge cell phones and rent rechargeable lamps and fishing lanterns as a replacement for widely-used and expensive petroleum lamps, which are harmful to human health and the environment.

  • Drinking water production

    Each WE!Hub also offers safe drinking water. Rainwater and groundwater are collected and purified through a solar-operated membrane filter system.

  • Income opportunities and continuing education

    WE!Hubs provide earning opportunities for local residents. Some can work directly in the WE!Hubs, while other people in the region can take part in the continuing education programs. Among the subjects taught are basic entrepreneurial skills and how to use information and communication platforms.