• We are working for rural development and poverty alleviation by providing solar energy in rural and marginalised areas worldwide.
  • We aim to provide full power access with reliable maintenance and after sales-service.
  • We work and think holistic: it is not enough to solve separately single aspects of rural development.
  • We act as a hybrid organisation: using the advantages of a charitable organization and socially responsible companies to enhance the efficiency of our work.
  • We are a strong network of organisations and companies with different tasks and responsibilities, working together to achieve the goal of rural development.


SunTransfer Kenya: Thank to Crowdfunder Bettervest 800 Kenyan households will get access to Energy.

Stiftung Solarenergie realised first Solar-Village in Cambodia!

STM Solar Technologies (Ethiopia) starts cooperation with Total Ethiopia to sell solar products, assembled in Ethiopia.

Sendea: Internship for solar company in Uganda (in cooperation with Sevea)


Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation is working for energy access since 2004. The foundation is responsible for awareness creation and training, but also realises pilot projects. Long-term goal in each partner country is to establish a sustainable solar business.

SunTransfer, a social oriented company, is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, and quality control inside the network. SunTransfer is headquarted in Germany; related companies for distribution and/or assembling are based in Africa and Asia.


Sendea is a program of Stiftung Solarenergie to support solar entrepreneurs in developing countries. Sendea provides its support in theory (training, consulting) and practice (realisation of pilot projects). The focus is on early stage companies and their special gap. Sendea started in 2015

Sun-Connect eG: The German based cooperative supports small and medium solar enterprises in developing countries through supplier credits. Sun-Connect eG delivers products exclusively to partner companies of the network.


The Network is represented in these countries:

  • Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
  • Asia: Cambodia, Philippines
  • Europe: Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland




Sun-Connect News is a free informational service focusing on rural development through solar energy. We provide news and background information for the off-grid industry worldwide.