hiLyte is a Swiss-based startup that aims at providing cheap clean energy for people who still use kerosene for lighting. The hiLyte solution produces enough power to both charge a phone and give light to a room for one night.
While the R&D team is working from Neuchâtel, a Tanzanian branch was created to produce and distribute locally. This enables the team to build a product that fits completely to the end-users.
As the people who know best their needs are the rural people themselves, the company works on decentralizing at most, by recruiting agents in each village who are the contact between rural customers and the company itself. The discussions between those agents and our Tanzanian staff is what drives our product development.
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While the climate temperature is always rising, there is a huge need for solutions that reduce significantly the CO2 emissions but still enable people to fulfill their basic needs
hiLyte is working on solutions using new and existing technologies that reduce at least 90% of the CO2 emissions.
The people living in rural Africa can spend up to 30% of their income for light and phone charging. It has to change. The poorest people are the ones who pay the most for electricity.
hiLyte works on solutions that target the poorest of the people. Everyone should have light and be able to charge their phone, no matter the weather or their wealth.
For many years, Western countries have brought to them a lot of wealth from Sub-Saharan Africa. Nowadays, companies and NGOs want to give them back by giving for free items that will help people getting a better life.
We believe the best way to help people is to educate them , work with them , and give them confidence so that they can create by themselves. For this, we train ourTanzanian staff to be autonomous, and we manufacture our devices directly in Tanzania.
hiLyte Cubes ready to enlighten a village!
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