Solarworx wins BPW energy business plan competition

Berlin, 29th May 2019 – Solarworx wins the energy startup business plan competition organised by Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB) and Unternehmensverbände Berlin-Brandenburg (UVB). Among the three finalists Solarworx was able to convince the jury consisting of investors and experts in finance and energy including Dr. Karina Rigby, Siemens Vice President and…

The story of Ngomna Nyouma

Ngamu Nyouma is a 42 years old man who lives with his 3 wifes in Sekande, a small village at the outskirts of Maroua, northern Cameroon. 

Electricity lines are running close by but for most of the villagers a connection is too expensive. He used to earn some money with his livestock but this is…

SolarWorX wins SolarPower Europe Start-Up award

Munich, 4th December 2018 – SolarWorx wins the 1st Digital Solar & Storage award for Start-Ups initiated by SolarPowerEurope. After being shortlisted with three other start-ups, SolarWorX CEO Felix Boldt was able to convince the jury with the modular electrification approach. The price money was 5000€. “SolarWorX has developed a clever, clean power solution based…

SolarWorX secures grant from IBB

Berlin, 30th August 2018 – SolarWorX receives a 50,000€ grant from Investitionsbank Berlin  (IBB) as a support for future business development. The funding programme is aimed at innovative start-ups in Berlin and provides a cost subsidy for the development, implementation and market entry of innovative products and services. Funding is provided for technological, digital or…

Jakob in China: Water Pump Testing

Shenzhen, 18th July 2018 – With today’s afternoon, SolarWorX has a new teststand for submersible pumps. In order to not only disassemble and check all the inner components for quality, but as well run some kind of real-live test, I installed two of them directly in front of my window, so I can watch them…

Co-Creation workshop with MSc. Entech students

Kaub, 13th July 2018 – During this year’s Open Space Studio Summer Atelier 28 international students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) participated in a co-creation workshop with SolarWorX and business managers from the impact investor InnoEnergy. Driven by the question how sustainable progress in developing countries can be achieved with…

Jakob in China: The Mold

Shenzhen, 15th June 2018 – A few days ago our production partner made me aware, that in order to use our special eco-material, we have to modify the surface of the mold to make injection traces less visible. I compared some options, but actually the only option really helping against those traces, will be, to…

First prototype installation in Cameroon

Cameroon, 2nd April 2018 – During a field trip to Cameroon a first sample installation of a SolarWorX 50W Solar Home System prototype has been succesfully completed. As the target region the Extrême-Nord was chosen, where electrification rates are below 20% and temperatures climb up to 45 °C. “Our main target was to take the…