Thomas Rieger is leading SOLARKIOSK’s solution and innovation departments, focused on commercializing SOLARKIOSK’s innovative solar power integrated infrastructure solutions, researching and developing new ways to use our technology in order to address the manifold needs with adequate solutions in frontier market situations. Since 2018, Thomas has been serving as an acting director of the board to GOGLA, the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry.
SOLARKIOSK was founded in 2012, focusing on enabling and empowering the sustainable economic development of Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) communities worldwide through the provision of clean energy services, quality solar powered products and sustainable solutions. Intertwining an award-winning technology solution with an inclusive business model, SOLARKIOSK fosters local entrepreneurship at the BoP. Since its inception, SOLARKIOSK has become one of East Africa’s biggest solar empowered retail chain with over 200 solar powered outlets in last mile communities.Based on its solar powered turnkey infrastructure solutions, the company has implemented a total of 7 solar powered healthcare facilities in refugee camps in Jordan and Bangladesh among other projects.
Prior to joining SOLARKIOSK, Thomas:
- Worked in various positions with SOLARKIOSK AG, building and optimizing one of East Africa’s leading retail chain;
- Gathered 15 years of experience in the photovoltaic space;
- Worked for 10 years as a consultant in PV module production industry in China;
- Is a certified banker, holds a BBA in foreign business administrations from one of Germany’s leading International Schools of Business in Reutlingen.