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Sahay Solar Association

The goal of our non-profit organization is to play an active role in the development of solar energy in Africa, especially in Ethiopia.

To achieve this goal:

  • we offer specific training in the field of solar energy for students and academic staff at universities
  • we finance and implement social solar projects in schools or health stations
  • we support young engineers to establish a professional career in the solar sector
  • we build a strong support network with institutions from academia and the solar industry

While we are working towards establishing a self-sustaining solar business in Ethiopia, the necessary prerequisites for a sound market development are yet to be created by all stakeholders. The set-up of institutional training structures at our partner university Arba Minch (AMU) has hence been an essential step towards providing skilled local solar professionals, who can plan, install, monitor and maintain solar projects in the long-term. To enable practical training during real solar installations, while supporting the local communities, donor-funded social solar projects in schools, health centers or similar communal objects comprise a major aspect of the work of Sahay Solar.

Sahay Solar Association is a registered charity in Switzerland as well as Germany and works mainly in Ethiopia. The association is represented in Switzerland by chairman Ruedi Tobler and in Germany by chairman Max Pohl and by all its members and supporters.

We warmly appreciate any support of our activities!

You can support us in bringing solar light into remote areas by helping us pay for solar equipment, transportation, teaching experts, travel and all other related expenditures by donating directly to our account:

  • Donations Account Germany:
    Holder: Sahay Solar Verein Afrika e.V.
    Bank: Sparkasse Offenbach
    IBAN: DE8350 5500200 0001 33779
    BIC/SWIFT: HELADEF1OFF
  • Donations Account Switzerland:
    Holder: Sahay Solar Verein Schweiz
    Bank: Credit Suisse Basel
    IBAN: CH29 0483 5127 1628 0000 0 BIC/SWIFT: CRESCHZZ80A

  • You can use the donation-platform betterplace to place donations for specific purposes
  • You can get in touch with us directly via eMail:
    info [at] sahay-solar.com

We guarantee that 100% of your donation will be used for project activities directly in Africa/Ethiopia. A donation certificate for tax purposes can be supplied upon your request.
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