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
Founders Thomas Poelmans
Headquarters 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium
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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.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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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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Offers from Hydrobox

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Owning your own Hydrobox gives you the freedom to supply electricity wherever it's needed. In addition it serves as a financial investment opportunity for those looking for a stable financial return over the next 30 years. In short as the image explains it: Hydrobox designs, builds and operates the plant. You finance the plant and own the electricity produced. One can either sell this green electricity to the national grid or have your own personal mini grid for your plantation or factory.

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Available inKenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Status Tested implementation