About us

Rafiki Power improves hundreds of lives by providing clean and affordable energy to people and businesses without access to the national grid. To date, we have successfully installed and operate 8 mini grid solutions (solar PV & battery) in Tanzania.

Founded in
2013
Owned by
E.ON
Active Grids
8
Customers
>900

Solutions

We offer clean and reliable energy as well as value-added services (e.g. consumer goods and productive-use equipment) in order to increase the standard of living and foster economic activity. Through our efficient design process and standardized technology, we are able to provide "customized" solutions at competitive prices.

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Our solution is based on extensive data analysis and decades of energy experience. After many site visits and dozens of customer talks we decided to develop a practical and efficient containerized solution.

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System Design

We leverage our engineering expertise to design customized, technologically advanced systems.

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Installation

As an experienced energy company, we know how to deliver smooth and timely installations.

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Operations

Our operational strategy is 100% dedicated to improve our customers' lives. All day. Every day.

Site locations

Our primary focus lies on East Africa. We have already installed 8 assets in Tanzania and are growing rapidly.

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Ololosokwan (Tanzania)

Our 3rd project was successfully installed in Ololosokwan, Tanzania at the end of 2015.

Chang'ombe (Tanzania)

Our latest project in Chang'ombe, Tanzania was successfully installed in April 2017.

Customer experiences

We offer a 24/7 customer service hotline and local technical support to keep our customers happy.

William Ndineya

“I’m very happy to have reliable energy access whenever I need to use it. I did not have it before.”

John Masawe

“With reliable energy I can charge my phone at home and can be connected with my friends all the time.”

Rose Daniel

“With the energy provided from Rafiki Power I can use a freezer and store food for a longer period.”

Gallery

Rafiki Power Company Video

We are happy to share our first Rafiki Power company video!!! More will follow in the future!

We use drones to support site analysis

Container arrives at site

Kiosks are operated by local community members

High Safety standards are enforced in close collaboration with our suppliers

all customer service (payment and management) is done via mobile phones

Customer education and training is essential for long term success

Locals support the excavation efforts to lay down the power lines

Our assets do provide a central point at night due to free lighting of the surrounding area

Our customers are connected by a distribution box with a free light and standard plug. In house wiring is done by local electricians.

Our installations have a covered space with benches. This space is lighted at night and can be used by the community.

Team

Our team is based in Düsseldorf, Germany and Arusha, Tanzania. We are more than 20 energy enthusiasts from all over the world. Let us introduce some team members to you.

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Team in Germany

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Team in Tanzania

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Bachelor / Master Thesis

Rafiki Power strives to support the research into off-grid system design and rural electrification. We do support Bachelor and Master Thesis students and have supported several so far. If you have an innovative idea and want to write your thesis in the context of rural electrification please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact

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E.ON Off Grid Solutions GmbH
Völklinger Straße 4
40219 Düsseldorf

E.ON Off Grid Solutions GmbH
P.O. Box 267,
Arusha, Tanzania