Juabar Design

Juabar Design

Solar-powered electricity convenience stores.

Media, Technology, Digital Access | United Republic of Tanzania | Access to Energy | Energy and Fuel Efficiency



Juabar uses the sun’s energy to enable a business, a service and a product in East Africa. Juabar is a mobile charging kiosk powered by solar and designed as a small business for local entrepreneurs.

Juabar Design, LLC, a design-build start-up, creates pop-up electrified businesses powered by a solar PV system for use in rural and urban areas that lack access to electricity. Their kiosks facilitate energy access while providing a point-of-sale location for a retail business.
Juabar is a solar-powered mobile phone charging station. An intial prototype of the juabar is sponsored by CCA's Center for Art and Public Life IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship award in collaboration with the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute outside of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project was made possible with the generous support from California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards Program.


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Media, Technology, Digital Access Limited Liability Company Operating 2 - 10 employees

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Oakland, California CA 94609
United States of America


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Last Update: Feb 27, 2017 7:02 p.m.

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Tweet from juabar: We're a proud member of #TrustLaw, the @TRFoundationCSR’s global pro bono service that links high-impact social enterprises w top law firms. Posted Thu Sep 29 4:28 pm

Tweet from juabar: African Design Centre! Excited to be hearing about the future of design education in Africa by the team @MASSDesignLab @autodesk Posted Mon Aug 1 7:08 pm

Tweet from juabar: Internet in Africa, infrastructure needed! https://t.co/QnJpFrrGh0 @ozagogo @sachiariel Posted Mon Jul 25 11:35 am

Tweet from juabar: Phone charging stations become public squares #community #solar https://t.co/rS8RdqM9v1 Posted Tue Jul 5 10:41 am

Tweet from juabar: Great session from all the old school impact investors - together on stage at #GES2016 https://t.co/9fZl6Ei8kv Posted Thu Jun 23 7:28 pm