• A water-energy hub
    The Water-Energy Hubs bring electricity and drinking water to remote areas of Kenya.
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  • Seven WE!Hubs have been built around Lake Victoria.
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  • Solar system
    Solar technology-based WE!Hubs operate independently of electricity grids.
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  • At night, local fishermen catch small omena fish, which are an important source of protein for the local population.
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  • The fishermen need a reliable source of light to attract the small fish.
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  • New lanterns are currently being tested on site.
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  • Local fishermen bring their lanterns back to the WE!Hub for charging.
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  • Drinking water supply
    Each WE!Hub offers safe drinking water. Rainwater and groundwater are collected and purified by a solar-powered filter system.
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With Water-Energy Hubs (WE!Hubs), Siemens Stiftung promotes the use of renewable energy in Kenya and improves the energy and water supply in remote regions. WE!Hubs are solar-powered energy stations that operate independently of electricity grids. They can provide green energy and safe drinking water to rural regions that lack infrastructure.

For a small fee, local fishermen can rent rechargeable solar lanterns. These lanterns are affordable, environmentally-friendly, and without the health risks posed by frequently-used gas lanterns. WE!Hubs also provide small solar energy systems for home use, mobile telephone charging services, and clean drinking water. In addition, WE!Hubs offer jobs, continuing education programs, and income opportunities for the local population.

Seven WE!Hubs are currently in operation around Lake Victoria.