WE BUILT AN ELECTRIC GRID FOR 3000 PEOPLE LIVING IN IGBÉRÈ, A VILLAGE IN BENIN


THE GRID IS LIVE FOR 5 HOURS EACH DAY

IN 2016 WE WANT TO UPGRADE, GENERATING ELECTRICITY 24/7 WITH SOLAR ENERGY

MANIFESTO


PROJECT WITH MEANING

We want to solve real problems and work on projects that have meaning. This is why we are entrepreneurs.


GIVE BACK

We had the privilege of a top education and never lacked anything. As a personal philosophy, we believe in giving back.


SURGING DEMAND

1.3 billion people in the world live without electricity, and they all are well aware that this is not right. They demand what all of us take for granted.


STATES ARE HELPLESS

In Benin and many other developing countries, the State does not have the resources to address that demand in a reasonable timeframe. Populations should not have to wait.


NGOs ARE OUTGUNNED

For decades, NGOs have tried to solve this issue. But the number of people lacking electricity has not decreased. An entrepreneurial approach can change the game.


BIG CORPORATIONS ARE BEYOND CONFUSED

Big companies do not have a clue of what should be done, other than distributing solar gadgets or implementing one-shot projects for PR purposes.


POWER:ON IS ON A MISSION

We can win because we are independent, passionate and we know that care is more important than technicalities. We do not build minigrids for the sake of it, but because we want to trigger development and make the lives of rural people easier.


COURAGE

Africa’s challenges should not be belittled, but we will certainly not ignore the progress that has been made. What we do takes courage and determination. We will not tolerate fatalism, desolation or self-pity. Life is hard, be harder.

OVER 100 HOUSEHOLDS, BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC SERVICES ARE NOW CONNECTED TO OUR MINIGRID


THEY CAN LIGHT THEIR HOMES AND POWER ANY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE JUST AS IF THEY WERE IN THE CITY






ACCESS FOR EVERYONE

FREE INSTALLATION









VILLAGERS ACCESS THE GRID USING MOBILE MONEY PREPAID CONTRACTS THAT CAN BE UNLOCKED AT ANY TIME BY TEXT MESSAGE

FAMILIES, ENTREPRENEURS AND PUBLIC SERVICES


EVERYONE CAN FINALLY ACCESS POWER, TRANSFORMING THEIR LIVES AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITES



ENTREPRENEURS LIKE EVELINE CAN OPERATE THEIR SHOPS IN THE EVENING AND USE FRIDGES TO PRESERVE FOOD




INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON TV!




ELECTRIC CEREAL AND PEPPER MILLS ARE ALSO A GOOD WAY TO GENERATE INCOME




THE LIGHTED MOSQUE IS NOW THE FANCIEST GATHERING PLACE IN THE VILLAGE

ON OUR WAY TO THE STARS

TRISTAN & LOUISE


WE HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER SINCE 2009, WHEN WE BOTH WORKED IN A BENINESE NGO FOCUSED ON EDUCATION AND MICROFINANCE.

NOW, OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY TO THE REMOTEST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WANT PEOPLE LIVING THERE TO REALIZE THEY HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE FUTURE.


JEAN

Jean used to live in Natitingou, close to Louise, and is now Power:On's local employee in Igbérè. His dedication to our mission is the reason why Power:On is a success.


JACQUES

Special thanks to Jacques, an amazing tech guy with a lot of heart. He designed Igbérè's grid, trained local workers to build it and taught us how to make it work!


WE NEED YOU


OUR MINIGRID HAS REACHED OPERATIONAL BREAK EVEN FROM THE START

WE ARE PROVING THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO BRING ELECTRICITY TO THE POOREST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET IN A SUSTAINABLE AND PROFITABLE WAY

BY UPGRADING TO SOLAR ENERGY, WE WILL DEVELOP AN OPTIMAL SOLUTION, WHICH WILL BE REPLICATED TO ALL REMOTE VILLAGES

WE THINK CROWDFUNDING IS THE IDEAL SOLUTION TO GET PAST THIS STEP

With 20,000 fans, we will be able to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

An email address is enough to show your support right now!