We switch the light on

Education and development


Solar energy provides people:

  • Access to better education
  • Clean water
  • Improved health care
  • Poverty alleviation

Help for self-help


We combine social and financial sustainability:

  • We install solar systems in rural areas.
  • We provide micro credits.
  • We train solar technicians.
  • We create sustainable jobs.



February 2018

Lendahand Foundation supports our training for local solar technicians in Uganda with a donation. 


Solar Energy Foundation in cooperation with Rotary Club Mainz started project preparation for installation of solar lighting and solar fridges for medicine cooling in 20 rural health stations in Ethiopia. One financial supporter is the Merck Family Foundation.


January 2018

First installations of solar irrigation pumps in Kenya show a significant positive effect. Due to the water pump harvest becomes much better, which helps farmers to overcome the worst impacts of the drought last year.


November 2017

Ugandan Sendea Fellow Sostap Ltd. has finished a project on behalf of Stiftung Solarenergie: realization of solar-village Kinoni in Western Uganda. The company was supported by our Fellow Anuel Energy Ltd. 


October 2017

Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy foundation wins the prestigious Eurosolar Award 2017! The jury awarded the foundation for her holistic work to reduce poverty in developing countries through supply of solar energy solutions in off-grid areas.

Winner Eurosolar Award 2017


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P.O. Box 22734/1000

Addis Ababa



Basler Landstr. 8

79111 Freiburg 



Off-Thika Road

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Wilhelminalaan 24

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1609 Cypress St

Dasmarinas Village

Makati City 1222