Energy Storage Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Realities from the Ground
Christopher Baker-Brian from BBOXX will share some of his experiences in deploying over 80,000 solar home systems and energy storage units across sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia over the last 6 years. Topics to be discussed include the affordability challenge for rural households, monitoring of asset performance in remote locations and supply chain challenges in getting and maintaining products in some of the world toughest locations. He will also share some thoughts on the future direction of the market and BBOXX upcoming technology developments.
Christopher Baker-Brian is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of BBOXX, a company that designs, manufactures, distributes and finances innovative solar systems to improve access to energy across Africa and the developing world. Since 2010, BBOXX has sold more than 80,000 solar kits and impacted over 350,000 lives in the developing world. The company now employs over 350 people in five countries around the world. Christopher is a graduate of Imperial College London. He co-founded BBOXX in 2010 to commercialise the technology and help cater for a growing demand for affordable energy products and services in developing countries. Christopher is responsible for product development, supply chain and BBOXX’s manufacturing and technology partnerships and leads its 30 person strong technology team in London. He also oversees the development of BBOXX’s supply-chain in China.