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$500K target
20% equity
$2M pre-money
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Roger Christen
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Roger Christen International development consultant Engineer and MBA 30 years in development projects in Africa $1.5bn projects completed
Project Name: Solar-E-Cycles Empowering people

Project Objective: Deployment of solar powered light electric vehicles in social enterprises as an economic development tool in Africa using off-the-shelf environmentally friendly technology in an affordable PAYGo and easily scalable job and capacity building approach.

Solar Powered Light Electric Vehicle - Basic features
Operating range : 50 – 150 km per day
Payload: 200-500kg
Speed: 25 to 45 kph.
Passengers: 2-6
Battery Capacity: 1-3 kWh
Motor power : 350 – 2500W
Solar Power : 300-600W
Optional power trailer (300-600W)
Empty weight: less than 100kg

Attractiveness for African countries:
-Electric vehicles
-Solar power
-Environment friendly
-Youth employment
-Economic development
-Export potential
-Industrial development
-Capacity building

Operations in Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Madagascaar

TAM 15 million units per year growing to 50 million by 2099.

Technologies and business concepts: (EV); E-bike; Thin film photovolta...
Project Name: Solar-E-Cycles Empowering people

Project Objective: Deployment of solar powered light electric vehicles in social enterprises as an economic development tool in Africa using off-the-shelf environmentally friendly technology in an affordable PAYGo and easily scalable job and capacity building approach.

Solar Powered Light Electric Vehicle - Basic features
Operating range : 50 – 150 km per day
Payload: 200-500kg
Speed: 25 to 45 kph.
Passengers: 2-6
Battery Capacity: 1-3 kWh
Motor power : 350 – 2500W
Solar Power : 300-600W
Optional power trailer (300-600W)
Empty weight: less than 100kg

Attractiveness for African countries:
-Electric vehicles
-Solar power
-Environment friendly
-Youth employment
-Economic development
-Export potential
-Industrial development
-Capacity building

Operations in Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Madagascaar

TAM 15 million units per year growing to 50 million by 2099.

Technologies and business concepts: (EV); E-bike; Thin film photovoltaic panels (PV); Brushless motors ; Batteries (Lithium), Internet of things (IoT); GPS; GSM; GPRS ; WiFi; Satellite communication; Micro-finance; Mobile money ; Pay-as-you-go (PAYGO), Fleet management; Pedelec; MultiPoint Power Tracking (MPPT); Inverters, Chargers; Solar home systems; Vehicle-in-a-box (VIAB); Off-grid Hub (OGH), Battery swapping; On-board data and power management and transmission; Tracking devices; Electrical systems; (DC) 5V, 12V & 48V) (AC) 110/220/240V AC, USB, AC-DC.

Key development partners:
IFC, Green Business Booster, Cluster Solaire Casablanca;
OFGEN SOLAR LTD – Solar PV installer and turnkey solar power projects ; collaboration on Off-grid Hub 5MW EPCM installed, 5MW pipeline ;
EEP – Energy Environment Partnership East Africa – Grantee 2015
VALEO – Valeo Innovation Center – 2018
Toyota Mobility Foundation – (2019) financial support.
Strathmore Energy Research Center, SERC Collaboration in e-mobility research and development;

Funding
Cluster solaire Casablanca Green Business Booster (2020) MAD200,000
VALEO INNOVATION CHALLENGE (2018) € 100,000
Toyota Mobility Foundation $ 30,000
EEP - Energy and Environment Partnership East Africa, Finland, United Kingdom and Austria. € 200,000 (2105)
Private : ≈€ 564,000;
Kickstarter 2014 - $ 10,000

Awards and prizes
Solar Impulse Label : (2019)
Valeo Innovation Challenge (2018) first out of 1740 applications 676 universities 104 countries.
Initiatives climat - Afrique Francophone COP22
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Investors

Roger Christen
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Roger Christen International development consultant Engineer and MBA 30 years in development projects in Africa $1.5bn projects completed

Advisors

Ahmed RACHID
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Chris Trees
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Chris Trees
Helene Dupuis
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Helene Dupuis

Employees

Alex Makalliwa
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Alex Makalliwa I am passionate about renewable solutions to day to day problems faced by small businesses and low income earning households in rural areas.
Nambuya Imbega
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Nambuya Imbega Marketing Business Development in Renewable Energy
Oussama Adel
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Oussama Adel
Meryem Mouakit
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Meryem Mouakit
Clem Bird
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Clem Bird
Kawtar Mostafi
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Kawtar Mostafi