Updated on September 15, 2020


Created on September 15, 2020

Halisi Trolley

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A transportable solar-powered street food vending trolley.

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Product Description

The Halisi Trolley is a transportable, fully solar-powered street food vending trolley. It has a solar panel, lithium battery, AC and DC charging system and a mobile phone charging component. It also has an interface that monitors the trolley’s temperature and its precise location. Developed by Zuhura Solutions, the product is still in the prototyping phase.

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Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is currently in the prototyping phase and not yet manufactured at scale.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The manufacturers plan to allow users to purchase the trolley under an installment payment model (PAYG / Pay-as-you-go).

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Design Specifications

The Halisi Trolley is fully solar powered, providing energy for cooking and lighting. It is fitted with a solar panel, lithium battery, tamper-proof AC and DC charging system, a mobile phone charging facility and an interface to monitor both the temperature and location of the trolley. It is made from food-grade material and also features a storage area, waste bin compartment and LED lighting.

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

In partnership with Gearbox Kenya, Zuhura plans to have dedicated maintenance personnel. The Halisi Trolley has been designed so that replacement materials are locally available.


The manufacturer estimates a lifespan of 5 years and plans to provide a warranty of 3 years. They have plans to refurbish the used trolleys and to make them out of easily recyclable material to allow for responsible disposal at end-of-life. Interview with Manufacturer in 2020

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To increase the time and income of street food vendors by eliminating the need to source traditional fuels. To reduce air pollution and improve vendors' health by using clean fuels and technology.

Vetted Performance Status

Estimates by Zuhura suggest that street food vendors can increase their revenue from ~30 USD to ~45 USD per day, however, no third-party testing has been completed.


Temperature of the trolley should be monitored to ensure food safety.

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Compliance with regulations

Once the design is complete, the manufacturer will confirm compliance with regulations related to the mechanical structure, electronics and environment.Interview with Manufacturer in 2020

Other Information

The Halisi Trolley was a finalist in the ASME ISHOW Kenya 2020. Watch their 1 minute pitch here.

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