OffGridBox is the part of the fifth and most recent cohort part of the accelerator program. It is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has locations in Italy and Rwanda. The amount of funding was not disclosed.
The company is partnering with Moban Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO) and BiziSol, a Swedish renewable energy also providing affordable and sustainable energy and connectivity solutions in Africa, to establish a solar-powered solution which will provide affordable and clean water and energy solutions in the Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda.
The OffGridBox system fits inside a 6-foot-cubed shipping container and is equipped with all the hardware needed to produce electricity and clean water.
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