Mobisol delivers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for lower-income families and entrepreneurs living without reliable access to energy. The Berlin-based company combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and mobile payment to provide high-tech solar home systems to developing nations. Mobisol's solar solutions empower people: About one third of Mobisol customers use their system for business means, such as lighting their small shops, opening a barber shop or phone charging business, or even powering a village cinema. The fact that Mobisol's business model is scalable and based on affordable and sustainable energy sources enables communities to gain independence from grid extension. Mobisol solar home systems build energy infrastructure for the rural population, and thus have the potential to decrease a country's dependency on fossil fuel imports, as well. So far, Mobisol has created hundreds of new jobs and established the Mobisol Akademie, a training institution that teaches employees and small entrepreneurs about solar technology and the benefits of solar off-grid electrification. This creates awareness amongst the rural population with regards to the benefits of environment-friendly energy resources whilst empowering particularly young people in this new, exciting sector.