Member - Hydrobox

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

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2018
Company Size -16
Member Type
Founders Thomas Poelmans
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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.

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 sanitation
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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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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Hydrobox

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