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Carbotech - Burkina Faso

Artistes-Eclairs – Innovative Photovoltaic Products’ Distribution Channel in Burkina Faso

Contract: 2016.02
Photovoltaics

Artistes-Eclairs – Innovative Photovoltaic Products’ Distribution Channel in Burkina Faso

Project Type :

Establishment of Market Structures

Technology :

Photovoltaics

Country :

Burkina Faso

Project State :

Ongoing

Project Start :

July 2016

End of Project :

Planned 2018

Partner :

Carbotech AG, Zurich, www.carbotech.ch, Flora Conte, Fredy Dinkel

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Swiss Contribution

Carbotech has been active at the international level for more than 20 years, through technical training, projects related to the creation of “green” micro-businesses in developing countries, as well as other social and technical projects. In managing and coordinating this project, Carbotech has created the link between Burkina Faso and Switzerland, and the technical-commercial and artistic aspects, too.

Description

By training theater artists in solar technologies and marketing then integrating them into the solar products and services sales sectors, the synergy between art and technology opens up an innovative distribution channel for PV products to all population segments. These sales, integrated into a broad and cohesive people network, must make it possible to develop a free market for high quality photovoltaic articles. The REPIC funding concerns activities related to organization, guidance related to technology, environmental impact and entrepreneurship.