"Decentralised environmentally friendly energy supply and the donation of social housing form sustainable humanitarian work"
The supply of energy in the Middle East is expensive and even impossible in many places due to the lack of infrastructure. Anything that was working has been destroyed in recent wars and military operations, as happened to the only power plant in Palestine. Setting up an energy supply based on an independent, decentralised system that does not require raw materials would therefore offer significant advantages to the local population.
Hamburg energy supplier Care-Energy is now looking to change this situation and bring the people energy independence. After successful international projects in Africa and Asia to supply hospitals, schools and private homes, its Beirut office is now to start operations to supply people in the Middle East with energy.
Care-Energy will deliver its products by sea from Hamburg to the Port of Beirut. The photovoltaic systems with storage and infrastructure facilities - CareCel - are designed to provide an independent energy supply, without a power grid, for households, institutions such as schools and hospitals, and businesses. During shipping, only the new ISO containers and OSB panels will be employed as packaging materials, and these will then remain in the country to build social housing after their one-time use for the transportation.
Martin Richard Kristek, owner and CEO of Care-Energy, says: "In the poorest countries of the world, the absence of a grid infrastructure means that people either spend a huge part of their income on mostly diesel-generated, and therefore toxic and vulnerable, power supplies, or have no energy supply at all. Starting in Lebanon, we will show how this can be changed. Helping Hands are currently planning deliveries of the CareCel energy supply system from Hamburg to areas in Palestine.
Our CareCel systems, which we have developed in-house, have been successfully tested in schools, hospitals and residential buildings, and we are now launching them in countries in the Middle East, starting with Lebanon. For the client, there is the option to buy the CareCel system or to pay off the cost with the energy it delivers. Basically, it is the same procedure we are already familiar with: paying off the cost based on the kWh delivered. Except that here the energy is produced locally by the CareCel system.
We are therefore enabling cheap and environmentally friendly power to be supplied, and we expect a long-term easing of the strain on transmission networks. At the same time we are offering businesses a significant improvement in their potential for growth and development by providing them with a reliable power supply."
When presenting the plans for expansion in the Middle East, Martin Richard Kristek also emphasised Care-Energy's strong social commitment on site: "We will take all the containers and OSB panels from the transportation and use them to build social housing. A container house system has been developed for this. The houses built with these containers and OSB panels will be given to the many needy people in these regions via social housing construction projects. And of course we will also supply these social residences with environmentally friendly energy from our own systems. We are explicitly uniting our economic commitment in the Middle East with the goals of environmental protection, sustainability, social commitment and support of the local economy. The more people are supplied with CareCel, the more social residences there will be, because every transported container also represents one more house."
Care-Energy Lebanon is a non-independent branch office of Care-Energy Holding GmbH; it is managed by branch head Roland Ayoub together with Martin Richard Kristek.