The sun, Africa in abundance. Yet the technologies and equipment needed to harness solar power are often imported from Western or Asian countries. Wishing to harness the solar energy potential of its country, Cameroon, and to take an active part in its socio-economic development, the start-up TAKO’s has decided to develop cutting-edge innovations from solar energy. Explanations.
TAKO’S (full name TAKO’S AEWBS – Africa Energy Watering and Building Solutions) is a Cameroonian start-up based in Yaoundé. It specializes in new technologies for the production of energy from renewable sources. The team consists of 8 people with a wide range of skills: engineering, design, graphic design…
Today, the start-up lives on fairly basic services such as the installation of photovoltaic systems, solar sanitary heating or domestic electrical systems. It is able to generate income from this activity. But it wants to thrive with its cutting-edge innovations. Among them: a solar refrigerator and the first electric car made in Cameroon.
This refrigerator meets the need for cold storage for food, pharmaceuticals and especially vaccines in isolated areas of the electricity grid.
It uses water as a refrigerant and has an innovative system that allows the temperature to be lowered further and kept longer. It also allows for a rational management of the energy used: even if it is solar powered, it has been designed to be energy efficient.
The solar fridge is easy to maintain and has a very long life: all the materials used are locally located and are very robust.
With the solar refrigerator, TAKO’s wants to make cold production accessible to as many people as possible, especially to isolated hospitals and NGOs.
Another equally promising innovation is the first electric car made in Cameroon.
Non-polluting and bodyless, this vehicle has been designed for 5 seats. It was made from recovered materials and an imported engine.
The vehicle runs at an average speed of 80 km/h on any type of track (asphalted or not), with a range of 90 km on flat ground. It also has state-of-the-art electronic equipment. The vehicle meets all environmental standards.
The car was even presented to the Minister of Youth and Civic Education during International Youth Day on August 12, 2017 in Yaoundé.
The start-up is not just about making innovative products. At the heart of his project is job creation, especially for young people and women. She is also very involved in awareness raising and education.
All TAKO’s projects and activities are carried out in the utmost respect for the environment: the young company is committed to producing Zero pollution in everything it undertakes.
For its short-term projects, the start-up wants to continue its momentum and be able to market its solar refrigerator on a large scale. For this, it needs support but also funding.
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