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As you likely know, kerosene lamps are expensive, dangerous, unhealthy and bad for the environment. Fortunately there is an affordable alternative – solar lamps. NOTS has been selling solar lamps to off-grid communities in Africa since 2011 and is, according to the World Bank, one of the top solar lamp companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our mission is to provide clean, safe and affordable light to the millions of families living off-grid in your country. The list below indicates just how many people that is. A single solar lamp can save a family 77 euros a year and put an end to toxic fumes and fires. Now multiply that by millions and think of the tremendous economic, social and environmental impact solar lamps can have on your country. If you are interested to bring solar light to your country please contact us.
The “charcoal problem” – a common issue faced by governments across Africa. About 70% of households in Africa cook with charcoal that is produced unsustainably, yet there is no viable alternative. (See how many millions cook with charcoal in your country below). Feeding millions of people is a top priority, but what will happen when the forests disappear and charcoal can longer be produced? NOTS developed a scalable business model to make charcoal production sustainable. We call it Blue Charcoal. Our model requires half the amount of trees and produces higher quality charcoal that burns longer than traditional method. We’ve tested the model in Mali and are now on a mission to scale up across Africa. If you are interested to learn what NOTS can do to make charcoal production Blue in your country please contact us.
According to the World Bank NOTS is one of the top solar lamp companies working in Sub-Saharan Africa. We have sold over 60.000 solar lamps since our inception in 2011and in 2014 NOTS plans to sell at least 100.000 lamps. Are you interested in making an investment that has social and environmental impact and provides a financial return? NOTS is looking for investors to finance our working capital needs which are approximately EUR 5 million from 2014-2018. If you want to learn more about this attractive impact investing opportunity please contact us.
According to the UN NOTS is the frontrunner in making charcoal production in Sub-Saharan Africa sustainable. Together with Wageningen University, NOTS developed a financially sustainable business model to produce charcoal efficiently and increase and diversify the incomes of charcoal producers. We successfully tested this business model in Mali for three years and in 2015 NOTS will roll it across Africa. To do this, NOTS needs about EUR 11 million capital for the period 2015-2019 to invest in building sustainable charcoal kilns and agroforestry inputs. In addition to a decent financial return investors will realize a substantial social and environmental return. If you want to learn more about this attractive impact investing opportunity please contact us.
NOTS gives companies the opportunity to increase sales, access new markets and engage in socially and environmentally responsible activities. As an impact enterprise, NOTS represents the best of both worlds – we solve challenging social and environmental issues yet we have the rigor of an enterprise, focusing on results, financial performance and long-term growth. If you are interested in learning more about corporate partnership opportunities with NOTS, please contact us.
NOTS aims to replace all kerosene lamps in Sub-Saharan Africa with solar lamps by 2025. If you are a visionary, experienced entrepreneur that is interested in bringing solar lamps to your country, we want to talk to you. Specifically we are looking for entrepreneurs who are interested in replicating the NOTS Blue Power business in new Sub-Saharan markets. If you think you are this entrepreneur, please contact us.
NOTS aims to make all charcoal production in Sub-Saharan Africa sustainable by 2025. If you are a visionary, experienced entrepreneur that is interested in bringing Blue Charcoal to your country, we want to talk to you. Specifically we are looking for entrepreneurs who are interested in replicating the NOTS Blue Charcoal business in new Sub-Saharan markets. If you think you are this entrepreneur, please contact us.
A solar lamp can save you about EUR 77 per year on lighting and mobile phone expenses. Plus it is safer and better for your health and the environment. To learn more or to purchase a solar lamp, please contact the NOTS office nearest you.