Welcome to my home page, which starts with Africa, because
after spending 3 weeks in 2014 traveling and spending time in Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon, seeing for
yourself the poverty, deprivation and lack of all amenities such as access to
electricity, water and sanitation, you start to ask yourself
why am I in
this alternative energy and water business if it is not to improve the lives of millions of
Across Africa, India, Sth America and Asia, hundreds of millions of human beings are living in real poverty, not the sort of poverty we in the western world complain about while on welfare, access to food banks with FREE national health at the point of need, paid for through national insurance and taxes.
Yet £11 billion a year of foreign aid paid out from British tax payers, never reaches the many thousands of people who are just surviving. So how does this £11 billion reach those in Poverty with no mains electricity, no piped cold water, hot water and no sanitation?
This is real poverty; I experienced myself while eating with them, spending nights in my hosts houses, travelling on unmade up roads with just 7 night during the 3 weeks spent in hotels.
During my travels into rural villages who earn their small money trading low value products, growing and selling fruit and vegetables, to coco bean harvesting as I experienced in Cameroon, I returned to the UK very depressed and not knowing how the hell I was going to help those I promised at the time and years since then I could help, including creating new jobs?
There urgent need outside of a well balanced meal a day is:
1.Piped clean water and sanitation < could be collected from rain fall & filtered.
2.The greater use of solar energy to provide clean water from wells to surface tanks.
3.The supply of hot water for day to day washing, clothes that reduces bacteria and improves overall health <low cost off grid solar thermal systems>
4.A secure home to live in, which incorporates insulation, to reduce the need for air conditioning or heating during cold winter months.
5.A Guaranteed lighting & AC/DC power back up <off grid solar/battery storage kits>
6.The cooking of food that is sustainable and not needing gasoline or wood.
It’s now my plan over the coming years to use my 55 yrs life experiences ( free of cost) to those SME business owners to now benefit from all my knowledge gained during the 42 years I established 12 start up businesses.
The door is now open to go ahead African born business people with a western education who are open minded to the profitable opportunities that now exist within the renewable energy industry.
Don’t look to rely on the big corporations to invest in your country or expect foreign aid hand outs. This is all about securing ethical minded partners, educating local people, training and establishing a team of like minded people to kick start a wide range of new business opportunities today.
Providing solar lighting and the charging of portable devices to having free solar heated water for washing is the beginning of establishing a micro off grid renewables business. Energy/water saving technologies is ALREADY PROVEN and working for millions all over the world and earning western companies year on year profits and job security
Hotel du Ville is the local council office for this rural region in Cameroon I was invited to visit by the Lady Marie. My 10 days in Cameroon proved to me what the potential for solar heat and power would bring to hundreds of villages, to dry out the seasons coco beans.
This is one of the villages i stayed in for 2 days/one night where coco plantations are the main income of the village. The water was from a well, food cooked on a wood fire, no hot water and no sanitation. But there was happiness and bottles of beer to go round.
This young girl on my left right hand side cooks a prune type fruit to earn Monday at weekends for her family, while in education during the week. Like all traders across Africa, the parasol shades them from the sun as well as the rain
During my ten days in Cameroon, I was introduced to many decision makers, including with the Minister of Finance, see in the picture with myself and the lady Marie in the Capital, for the money to be invested in a solar thermal coco dryer. Like much of Africa.
My room in the house of Kwabena Danso family, my host in Ghana, who started his own village school in 2004, followed by the opening of a Bamboo Bike business, after winning an award in 2012. A Mosquito net is essential
Every morning people around this area would come to the water well, paid for by Kwabena to draw their water for the day by hand. In the house in the washing area was a large drum of water from the well, you use for washing and toilet.
In 2014 when i stayed with Kwabena, his Bamboo bike business was just 2 yrs old, employing 10 local village people. Today after foreign aid from the UK, his new larger factory will employ 40 people, with exports to date at $250,000
This is a typical busy high street in Accra, capital of Ghana, where all the top international hotels are located costing upwards of $250.00 a night. From here to the village of Kwabena is a 1 hr flight and 2hr road journey
It’s now the plans of Kwabena and Eric Hawkins, after our first meeting in London in June 2017, since I stayed at his home in Ghana in 2014 to establish a NEW SOLAR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE that benefits the many and not the few.
With the cost of solar panels at their lowest cost in my life time, battery technology also falling in cost, (more efficient that heavy duty lead acid batteries), added to the high efficiency low cost Led lighting, this is now the opportunity Africa can benefit from.
This has all been possible due to the past 10 yrs of subsidized solar panel installations across Europe and the USA, which led to the Chinese investing in mass production that had led to falling prices. This now opens huge opportunities today to switch much of Africa to off grid solar LED lighting and off grid micro grid systems including solar heated water.
In order to acheive this in my life time, I am now prepared to sell up to 49% of shares I own in Solar Speedflex Co Ltd (HK If you have won the lottery, been left a large sum of money, or a wealthy retired business man who is bored, please feel free to make contact with me without any obligation, so your money works for the good of those who have nothing.
Below is a sample viewing of the first of my Portable Solar Charging Station Kits.
Designed and developed for the global market, where there is a need for a DC/AC off grid portable/fixed power source for outside/inside living.
Outside Africa, these portable solar charging station kits will be targeted at the hospitality and leisure industry to include glamping, camping, caravan/motor home holidays, fishing, boating and the growing interest in Smart Garden offices and up market Posh shed and beach huts. Anybody in fact who are seeking off grid portable power solutions that moves you step by step away from the national energy supply companies. This is the NEW business area we are seeking to establish our products/systems into.
As much as these quality packaged kits will sell very well in the wealthy developed parts of the world, for the developing poorer parts of the world (who could be waiting 25-50 yrs for piped clean cold/hot water + a stable electricity supply into their homes) these boxed kits are a life changer, if they can be financed through a micro credit scheme or pay as you go through a mobile device.
The future for Rural Africa is to establish an off grid affordable business model that can guarantee a power and clean water supply that’s sustainable and able to creates millions of long term installation and service jobs.
What must not happen is to follow the wasteful western countries where energy and water supplies are taken for granted as a right, because it’s available to everybody through a flick of a switch or tap turned on as long as you can pay for it.
None of this will happen, unless social innovators/entrepreneurs like me can attract ethical minded investors from both developing and developed countries including business partners who can share my vision and passion for what I have invested 25 yrs of my life in.
A full breakdown can be found on the NEW PRODUCT PAGE
The Solaridged boxed kits are offered with 1 x 25 watt glass free solar panel or 2 x 25 watt (frameless but with eyelets for fixing to any structure) with a choice of 12v or 20v for re-charging a Lead Acid or Power Bank lithium battery. (The Lead Acid type you buy in your own country, unless shipped by sea freight.)
The 25 watt light weight fold up Solarbrella is offered with two cable with a USB femail ports in 6.5 volts x 12.5w each allowing for 2 smart phones or micro power banks to be re charged direct.
The carry handle boxes have been designed to except standard micro Powerbanks from 5,000 up to 20,000mAh, powerbank LED lights (shown in the full specification pages), also the option of a AC/DC blue tooth speaker. You can also run pre wired LED lamps direct from power banks
The Portable Solar Charging Station kits come with a 2 year gurantee and technical back up support as our number one priority to service your off grid needs.
Launch date is November 2017 at the NEC Hospitalty Exhibition in the UK. At this exhibition we will be seekingto talk to business owners, investors and distribution partners who are able to sell direct to the public. Joint venture opportunities are also open for a limited period
Where ever you live in the world, the power of the SUN rises in the morning and sets in the evening, even if you can’t see it, you can feel it.
The power of the SUN can provide hundreds of millions of people with night time lighting off grid, who live in rural parts of the world, while during daylight hours can charge your mobile and portable music devices, all with built in rechargeable battery storage.
Join us today, take a small step to living with off grid solar charging devices, even if some days, it rains or snows.
If electric powered cars are the future which also incorporate the latest battery technology as used in your mobile devices (cell phone, tablets to a lap top) there is no reason why all NEW houses being built do not include a range off grid lighting with separate sockets in DC to recharge your portable devices at an affordable price.
NEW FOR 2017
Due to the interest in the 25 watt Solarbrella since I completed all the testing in 2017, I started to look to use traditional solar poly cell technology to develop a 30 and 60 watt solarbrella that could provide a 20v output, which the 25 watt PET solarbrella was unable to do.
The NEW larger Solarbrella range has been developed for direct charging with our multifunction master Power Banks of 25,000mAh (25Ah) and 50,000mAh (50Ah) at 20 volts. For days without enough sunlight, the power bank is re charged by AC 110/240v mains or from battery storage through an inverter.
The NEW range will be available towards the end of 2017 but without the carry handle box. The multifunction master Power Banks is also being offered separately along with the accessories as to a buyers needs through signed up distribution networks.
Our ideal importer/distribution partner (one per country) would be those who were able to import the component parts, with carry handle boxes shipped flat pack for assembly in the country as finished kits to suite the client’s choice of accessories and sold direct. A direct sell to the buyer through an online web site gives the buyer greater value compared to being sold through a retail outlets
With the additional larger Solarbrella range soon to go into production in late 2017, I am now marketing this innovation to companies established in the camping, glamping, caravan/motor home and hospitality industry world wide.
The sales opportunities to those International companies who meet my ethical business requirements and sign up as a Thermaltricity International distributor, will profit from both the portable range of solar charging station kits as well as my already proven and established solar related technologies I have designed and developed since 1991.
Just one company per country will be selected to sign an exclusive Import/ distribution agreement with me. I am also open to discussing a licencing/royalty agreement, where certain parts could be outsourced in your country, as local job oppotunities is also at the top of my agenda.