Updated on January 5, 2024


Created on August 18, 2016


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The SOLARKIOSK E-HUBB is an integrated solar array, battery, power electronics and appliances that is built into a mobile and secure storefront

Developed By
  1. Graftlab
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Product Description

The SOLARKIOSK E-HUBB is an integrated solar array, battery, power electronics and appliances that is built into a mobile and secure storefront. The E-HUBB can be modified to serve the purpose of the end-user including communication hubs, health clinics or refugee situations.

The SOLARKIOSK was designed by Graft Labs and co-founded by Lars Kruckeberg and Wolfram Putz.

SOLARKIOSK is located in Berlin, Germany with additional operations across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations


Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Made to order

Intellectural Property Type

Trade Secret

User Provision Model

Direct from manufacturer

Distributions to Date Status

As of June 2017, 200 kiosks have been distributed, including 50 throughout Kenya and 50 in Rwanda.

Power rating (W or kW)

1 – 4 kW power rating with one installation of 7 kW

Battery type


Battery capacity (mAh)


Grid compatibility (yes/no)


Description of mobility


Design Specifications

Specifications - 1-4 kWp of PV - kiosk frame and wall panels that an be local manufactured using a variety of materials, such as steel, aluminum, and brick, among others. - The Canopy Expansion also allows users to increase the power generation capacity

Product Schematics

Technical Support


Replacement Components

Additional components can be added to the SOLARKIOSK to allow for variety of functionality.



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Total power capacity of 1-4 kW

Vetted Performance Status



Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.

Complementary Technical Systems

SOLARKIOSK has partnered with SES Techcom Services to provide internet via satellite signal to E-HUBBs.

Academic Research and References

Breyer C., Resch M., Schnorr F., 2013, Local and Global Simulation of Solarkiosks, 3rd Symposium Small PV-Applications

Resch M., Wolff M., Wiik C., Breyer C., 2012, Demand Side and Battery Management in Solarkiosks— Simulation and Operating Experience, 7th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES)

Hamilton J., 2015, The EKOCENTER: A Case Study in Coca-Cola, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Bluewashing, University of Minnesota

Ritola M., Annala M., Hulkkonen S., Cleantech Takes Over Consumer Markets. DEMOS HELSINKI.

Dembczyk A. and Zaoral J., 2014,  Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Umeå School of Business and Economics

Krieger, J., 2015, SES and Solarkiosk to bring internet to villages worldwide, Broadband TV news

GNA, 2016, SolarKiosk launches 7Kw Solar System in Accra, GhanaWeb

Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods

Smart metering helps determine how much power certain components use at what time of day and how they can be connected most efficiently.

Other Information

Watch either of these videos to learn more: video 1 video 2

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