Thomas Gottschalk

The success of Mobisol could almost be described as meteoric, with more than 500,000 people in Africa now benefiting from electricity provided by the innovative company. Mobisol combine solar energy with mobile phone technology to bring solar home systems to people living in developing countries with low incomes. Inside five years, founder and CEO Thomas Gottschalk has increased the workforce of the company to 1,000 employees, and shown that entrepreneurship and providing essential services to those most in need really can go hand in hand.

Location: Berlin

Age: 34

Twitter: @ThomasMobisol

Read our interview with Thomas Gottschalk on CleanTechnica:

Thomas Gottschalk: “It’s a great feeling to know that whole communities raise their standard of living by starting new businesses and being able to access energy infrastructure in a reliable manner.”