PDI Global will provide an electric energy storage system to a social housing project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the intention to supply at least 300,000 homes with solar power, a contract with Korea-based Leo Motors has been concluded. Leo Motors will supply 20,000 units of e-Box to the project.
John Lee, CEO of Leo Motors, said, “With this agreement, Leo will supply 20,000 units of e-Box per annum (sales goal) and this will generate sales of US$100 million. We upgraded our existing e-Box for safer and higher power storage.”
Social houses in the DRC use an independent electricity supply system whereby electricity is generated from solar or wind generators which store the electricity in high density energy storage units for reuse.
Only 6 % of the Congolese population has access to the electricity grid. This percentage represents 5 % in urban areas and 1 % in rural areas, leaving 94% of the population without any electricity.