Statement of the jury
"The energy self-sufficient Solarkiosk can supply an entire township in the remotest of regions with power for mobile phone charging stations, lighting, refrigerators and the Internet. The kit design is flexible enough to be assembled locally practically anywhere. Ten kiosks can power some 1,500 households with approx. 7,500 people while also offering everyday goods for sale. The kiosks can also become healthcare centres. As a business model, the kiosks are operated by local families, who first receive training in energy-related and business matters. This is the future of helping people help themselves."