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.




April / May 2018

  • Together with Rotary Mainz and supported by Merk Family Foundation we will install solar power for medecine cooling and light in 20 more health stations in Ethiopia. The project pursued our work for better healthcare through solar energy since 2005.
  • Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines electrifies 8 rural schools in Eastern Visayas, thanks to a donation of Synergie Solaire (France). More than 1,000 students will benefit from the improved conditions for education. Download the project description.
  • MyClimate (Switzerland) has bought Carbon credits from our Ethiopian Foundation. This allows us to order Solar-Home-Systems for our Revolving Fund, which brings light to remote poor households in Ethiopia.
  • Sun-Connect News - the leading news platform for the off-grid industry - now provides more than 600 relevant documents for free download. A unique database, which is used by 10,000 visitors per month.
  • A four-week training for solar technicians took place in Uganda at the Nakawa training center. Seven technicians got a detailed training in installation, maintenance and service of off-grid solar systems. 
  • Additionally a training in solar water irrigation was held in May, also in Kampala. Staff from our Kenyan, Ugandan and Ethiopian partners joined this one week course.

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Activity Report: 2-2017

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Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation


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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

NL 5691 AZ Son en Breugel



1609 Cypress St

Dasmarinas Village

Makati City 1222