Solar power solutions for humanitarian and development organizations.

Kube Energy

We provide renewable energy services to international organizations operating in Africa. Our team brings extensive experience working with international organizations and technical expertise on renewable energy.

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Our story

Kube Energy is a Norwegian renewable energy services company providing cost effective and reliable solar energy solutions for international organizations operating in Africa. We believe that advances in renewable energy technology will revolutionize access to energy in areas where power grids are unreliable or non-existent. Our mission is to make this technology available through simple solutions, and in doing so, increase access to low carbon energy and support climate resilient development and growth. 

Kube was established in Norway in 2015 and has offices in Oslo, Nairobi and Juba. Our team brings more than 50 years of experience in humanitarian aid, development and technical expertise in renewable energy.  We are experienced working with local Governments, the United Nations, World Bank, NGO's and the private sector, and have country experience in Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Kenya, Philippines, Thailand, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.

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providing clean energy solutions in humanitarian settings

We provide renewable energy services to organizations operating in challenging locations where grid electricity is unreliable or non-existent, and diesel fuel is expensive and difficult to source. We have developed tailored solutions for these organizations, and are experienced at operating in the challenging environments in which they operate, including places like Northern and Western Kenya, South Sudan and Somali.

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and seeing the opportunity to improve access to energy for the most needy populations

International organizations operate in areas where local populations have limited access to electricity. We see their presence as an opportunity to make investments in renewable energy systems that can be extended to the local population to improve access to energy in humanitarian settings.

Our Value Proposition

We help organizations transition to clean solar energy by removing the financial and technical constraints that can make this transition challenging.

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we provide technical guidance to help organizations find the right solar solution

Transitioning to solar requires some technical expertise that many organizations don’t have in-house. We help organizations understand their energy profile, select the right technical solution for their operation, and guide them through different options for purchasing the system or outsourcing the energy production through a service agreement.

We invest in energy infrastructure so organizations can adopt solar without upfront capital

Transitioning to solar does require a large upfront capital investment to cover the cost of the system. Organizations with annual operating budgets usually cant make this investment. We have developed several financing and service based solutions that enable organizations to adopt solar without making a large upfront capital investment and start realizing cost savings from day one.

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we streamline operations so oragnizations can focus on what they do best

Organizations that manage their own energy production spend resources on sourcing fuel and maintaining equipment which leads to inefficient operations. We have developed several solar services solutions that enable organizations to outsource energy production and focus their resources on delivering programs and services to the local communities.

How can my organization benefit from solar?

 

Reduce energy
costs

Producing electricity with solar is cheaper than running a diesel generator. These cost savings increase over time. The average humanitarian operation in places like South Sudan and Somalia is 17 years. An organization generating power with solar can expect to spend 30% less on energy costs during this time period compared to an identical operation running diesel generators.

Improve energy security


Organizations that operate generators for power are dependent on having regular supplies of diesel fuel. Sourcing and transporting fuel can be challenging in humanitarian contexts and can lead to periods of power outages and security issues if supplies are disrupted. Generators also have moving parts, require regular maintenance and are more likely to break down than solar systems. By transitioning to solar, organizations can reduce their dependence on generators and diesel fuel and improve their energy security.

Reduce emissions


Improve staff
wellbeing


Most organizations can reduce up to 80% of carbon emissions by transitioning to solar. International organizations contribute thousands of tons of greenhouse pollution every day by running diesel generators, and at a global scale these reductions matter. By transitioning to solar, organizations can reduce their environmental footprint and play an active role in fighting climate change.


Many organizations operate generators in shifts and turn them off for several hours a day to reduce fuel consumption. This leaves staff with no power and lighting during parts of the day. Generators also emit local pollution and are very noisy which can impact the health of people living and working in the area. By transitioning to solar organizations can provide staff with 24/7 power and create a healthier and safer living and work environment.