Partner Content – March 18th, 2019
In an effort to improve lives, OffGridBox is launching a contest to win a free solar water purification system for communities in need of an off-grid solution. The Box can provide clean water and electricity anywhere in the world.
The only requirement to qualify for the contest is to have an impactful community project. The main impact area may be social, health, environment, or disaster recovery. To sign up for the contest, candidates will only need to fill out the 2-minute form and, if shortlisted, they will be contacted for a phone interview.
The Free Box is a 6x6x6ft steel container, with 12 solar panels (3.36kw), 15 kWh of battery storage and a water purification system (up to 1000L/hour treated). The box is fully refurbished and comes from the company’s BuyBack Program , which allows previous customers to sell their Box back to the company. For the purpose of this contest, the box is free, but shipping, customs, and installation costs are excluded and vary depending on location.
CEO Emiliano Cecchini, driven by his combined passion for technology and helping people, wants to live up to OffGridBox’s mission, so he decided to launch this free box giveaway. He said:
“Being a Techstars startup means to believe in #givefirst. Being an ‘OffGridBoxer’ means to believe that we can do well by doing good. We are excited about the big impact potential of this tiny box and want to extend our reach by donating an opportunity for communities and environments in need.
OffGridBox, after only 2 years of operations, has already deployed 36 of its innovative boxes with the aim to use technology as a means of social and environmental impact. They offer Pay-As-You-Go financing options and work closely with NGOs to help secure grants and investor funding, but this contest is going a step further. An ordinary off the grid system is not cheap, and cost can be an inhibitor for some underserved communities, so this is a way to massively extend the chance to get access to clean water and power in remote areas. A free box is up for grabs now, but not for long!
For more information, please visit the Free Box Contest section