Member - Hydrobox

Hydrobox sells reliable and affordable electricity in rural Africa through smart, containerised and sustainable hydro power plants.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2018
Company Size -16
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Thomas Poelmans
Headquarters 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium
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About

Hydrobox is a Belgian company developing hydro power plants that harvest the power of running water. The hydroplant transforms it into electricity to provide an affordable, reliable, sustainable and scalable source of electricity to rural households in developing countries in Africa. The hydrobox is a standardised, containerised & remotely controlled power plant equipped with smart sensors, using artificial intelligence to enable efficient & transparant operations. Hydrobox plans to develop & operate 6 power plants in Kenya over the next 4 years, selling affordable electricity directly to households, businesses and the national electricity grid (Hydrobox as a SERVICE). In addition, the Hydrobox will be sold as a turnkey power plant (Hydrobox as a PRODUCT) to businesses and institutions in need of a sustainable power source or looking to make an investment.
Headquarters 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Hydrobox

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.