Decentralized energy and mobility concepts for sub-Saharan Africa

Access to safe drinking water is a basic need and a human right. A reliable energy supply is the basic prerequisite for any economic development of a society.

Decentralized energy and mobility concepts for sub-Saharan Africa

Access to safe drinking water is a basic need and a human right. A reliable energy supply is the basic prerequisite for any economic development of a society.

​Our Vision

VoltaViewAfrica.org is a non-profit organization promoting development aid in the areas of renewable energy, e-mobility and drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa. For this purpose, decentralized and solar-powered energy supply systems (powerhouse systems) are planned and built with local partners and suitable business models are developed for the sustainable operation of the systems. The goal is to give everyone affordable access to electricity, drinking water and mobility.

The technology was developed in Germany by the internationally renowned Fraunhofer HHI and Clausthal University of Technology. The systems and components are manufactured and marketed by the start-up company VoltaMove GmbH.

The deployed Powerhouse facilities, in conjunction with the mobile, lightweight, and portable battery Powerpacks, open up entirely new possibilities. What were once diesel generators and power grids yesterday are now the Powerhouse and VoltaMove2Go Powerpacks. Forward-thinking concepts such as Mobility as a Service, e.g. electromobility for fishing boats tailored to the needs and economic conditions of local fishermen in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the promotion and support of women through the establishment of small businesses like sewing rooms and solar laundromats, are now made possible by this new technology in rural areas.

Projects

Watotowaafrica Waisenhaus

The Watoto wa Africa Orphanage

The Watoto Wa Africa orphanage in Mwanza/Tanzania is an institution in great need, as it has no or only irregular electricity and no drinking water. Its only source of water is the collection of rainwater in large tanks. In spring 2023, there was a typhoid epidemic with fatalities. To support the orphanage, VoltaViewAfrica will install a Powerhouse by the end of this year, which will provide electricity and clean drinking water for the orphanage. This project is supported by the Rotary Club of Goslar.

sun-E-Boat

Sun-e-Boat

Fishing is the main source of income for many families in sub-Saharan Africa along the west and east African coasts and the large lakes in the central parts of the continent, e.g. Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Malawi Lake. The fishing boats are mainly operated with petrol outboard engines.

TEAM MEMBER​

Prof. Wolfgang Schade

Physicist, responsible for research and development of the powerhouse technology​

Andrea Freistein-Schade

Teacher, responsible for education and new business opportunities for women

Lars-Sebastian Schade

Medical Assistant, working on development of medical container module and assistance during installation of powerhouse plants

Jörn Falk

Business IT engineer, responsible for communication and assistance during installation of powerhouse plants​

Valentin Fliege

Student, working on mechanical construction and preassembling of powerhouse modules

Joost Farries

Student, working on mechanical construction and preassembling of powerhouse modules

Simon Mill

Student, working on medial presentation of our projects

Max Haustein

Student, working on safe water production for our powerhouse plants

Michael Plümer​

IT specialist, responsible for Website​

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