SolarTurtle Kiosk

Ugesi Gold

A solar-powered charging station kiosk.

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The SolarTurtle Kiosk is a micro-utility franchise solar battery charging station that fits into a locked container at night to prevent theft. The kiosk charges and rents out battery packs. The entrepreneur running the kiosk can sell electricity to institutions via a prepaid meter. The SolarTurtle Kiosk also sells prepaid airtime, ice and fridge space, internet facilities, as well as agricultural and water purification support.

SolarTurtle is located in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Countries: Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa

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Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Roughly $30,000 USD

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