engineered in Germany. made in Africa.

mango solar is a social start-up bringing stand-alone solar energy to African homes far away from the power grid. ☀️ And people in urban regions suffering from unreliable energy supply. Expensive, dangerous and toxic fossil energy sources like kerosene lamps and diesel generators are replaced with affordable, safe and clean solar home systems.



digital transformation. for rural areas.

mango solar offers rugged smartphones for underserved communities to enter the digital world. 🌐 Or for smartphone users who are fed up with broken screens and expensive replacements. The combination with the matching solar systems enables access to financing, educationjobs and any other digital service, opening up new perspectives.



what is special about mango solar products?


1.2 billion people in the world have no access to electricity.

Most of them live in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. They use dirty fossil energy sources like kerosene lamps and diesel generators, impairing quality of life significantly. Moreover, lacking access to electricity is a crucial impediment for economic development and social well-being.

4.4 billion people in the world have no access to the internet.

And remain excluded from being connected to the modern, digital pulse of time. They use low-price, outdated feature phones limited to basic communication functionalities impairing equality of opportunities on a global level.

Africa’s population is the strongest growing in the world. New concepts enabled by online information and communication technology are needed to satisfy rising demands and to foster sustainable, decent economic growth.


a bunch of mangos. full of fresh ideas.

mango solar is a clean-tech, social start-up project emerging from University of Neu-Ulm, based in Neu-Ulm 🇩🇪 and Nairobi 🇰🇪. We’re 3 co-founders and 6 supporting team members with a work culture based on agility, solution orientation and passion. Complemented by regular team-building trips, company cooking and hackathons.

Our vision is to make a huge social and environmental impact with products that are made to last – and fun to use! Powering digital transformation in African homes through solar energy enables millions of people to access financing, education, health and any other digital service – opening the door to transforming lives. Without frontiers.

Funded by 2 German start-up grants since 2018, we’ve been putting all our energy and 🧡 into building up internal structures and developing our first solar systems and financing software. We’ve explored our first target market Kenya in cooperation with public institutions and our prototypes are being tested in a pilot run in Mwea – Kenya’s “rice region” – since November 2018.

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Any questions? Ideas? Investment interests?

Our website is still in progress. We will feed it with some more info in the next weeks.

We’re also looking for follow-up financing. Interested in coming on board and joining us accelerate the business?


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