Why Sharing Phone Charging Station have great potential in Africa ?
What does sharing economy means ? Obviously it is business model where things are shared rather than owned. Sharing economy growing very fast during the past 10 years. Such as Airbnb for home sharing, Uber for car sharing. Especially in China, there are a lot of sharing economy type happen. Bicycle sharing, Power charging field, Storage cabinet sharing, Outdoor mini hotel sharing even umbrella sharing, clothes sharing and kitchen sharing etc.
The sharing economy developing depend on internet, particularly the mobile money payment technology applied. With smart phone apps application, people easy to use the sharing service. Very convenient to find out right service, and suitable tools once required. The operators no need spend a lot labor cost to management.
Why sharing economy benefit Africa a lot in future ?
As there are many everyday problems need find out solutions by building business model. Saving application cost of many infrastructure. Most of African people still struggle for basic life. Such as the phone charging service, it is very expensive for people get phone charged when nation grid power is off, and it is Not easy get place for phone charging even pay for the charging service. In some rural or downtown area, people even have to charge their home LED light bulbs, this kind of LED light bulb just used for their home illumination. Many rural area even no Power grid till now. So they have to go to town or city area for power charging. Many real site situations which in Africa is normal but in other country is ridiculous.
One of the great advantage for Africa develop sharing economy, the mobile money service is very convenient in all of the country. There are many payment company, and all their phone number can be an account for mobile money, people can send money, withdraw cash, buy airtime, buy data, loaning or saving. Compared with other mobile money service, Africa technology mainly based on USSD, it is even simple than QR code, just with 2G signal is ok, QR code required 3G or 4G. USSD no need expensive data cost. Also no need expensive smart phone, just use the old style phone without smart screen is workable. The complete application cost is much lower than other countries.
Guangzhou Welink Technology, which concentrate on Africa market. Created full family sharing phone charging station. Including indoor station with AC power and outdoor station with solar powered, sometimes bad weather condition also have gas generator power charging storage solutions. We want to do contribution for Africa market phone charging service cost and convenience. Solar power is the best energy in Africa compared with gas generator power. These innovative solar powered designs eliminate the need for an electrical power supply. Specially engineered to resist the elements. Withstands rain, wind, heat and cold. With removable solar panel and pole, and easily converts to A/C power for indoor use too.