WidEnergy Africa Ltd has deployed two off-grid boxes to the Southern Province of Zambia in Nyawa village of the Kazungula District. With its population of over 11,075, many in Kazangula communities struggle to access clean water and most households are living without access to main grid electricity.
The off-grid box is a turnkey containerized solar energy solution providing battery charging and water purification systems. Each box comes with family kits of three 2 watt LED bulbs, one mobile phone adapter, one lithium battery pack, along with a jerrycan for water collection. To increase affordability, households will be offered a family kit on a monthly subscription.
This is the core of WidEnergy’s innovative approach, targeting rural household that are not connected to the main grid with solar family kits for lighting and purified water. Delivering clean energy and clean drinking water will improve health, education, and generate saving for families, while reducing their carbon footprint by replacing kerosene lamps, firewood and candles. The company plans to deploy an additional four off grid boxes before the end of 2022.