How Kenyan Siblings Beat Elon Musk To Market With Solar Tiles

While most people might think solar tiles have been pioneered by Elon Musk, he has some stiff competition on his home continent where a Kenyan brother-and-sister team were producing their product before him.

Charity Wanjiku is the chief operations officer of Strauss Energy, a Kenyan company she co-founded with her brother Tony Nyagah that has been making their solar tiles since 2013. The idea was “birthed” in the late 1990s after Kenya went through 16-hour power rationing blackouts. Musk announced his solar tiles in October 2016.

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