hilyte-Tanzania

Partners

hiLyte Sàrl, Neuchâtel
www.hilyte-power.com
Briac Barthes, David Lambelet

Project Type:

Pilot project

Technology:

Photovoltaics

Country:

Tanzania

Project Status:

Ongoing

Project Start:

2021

End of Project:

2023

Contract:

2021.06

Swiss Contribution

hiLyte Sàrl was founded in 2017 and is developing innovative energy systems for off-grid applications with a special target on Sub-Saharan Africa. hiLyte has the vision to commercialize solutions that are clean, affordable and that deliver power on-demand.

Description

In this REPIC project, the first goal will be to set up a local production of hiLyte Cubes including an adequate distribution model, train local people and generate new jobs. Secondly, to achieve the proof of technical and economical concepts at a larger scale. Finally, the project aims to reach profitability for hiLyte Tanzania and attract impact investors for further expansion.

Results

In 2021, the distribution network for the rental of hiLyte Cubes was gradually rolled out and extended. A rental and monitoring platform was put into operation and the development work on hiLyte Cubes continued. Discussions with other villages interested in the project were initiated. By the end of 2021, approximately 250 hiLyte Cubes were rented each day, providing 1,250 people with an improved electricity supply. Commercial development activities for a new hiLyte Cube model and the search for a circuit board producer have slowed down the implementation of the project.