Solar Taxi Ltd.

Solar Taxi Ghana is a project ini­ti­at­ed by the Mas­ter­Card Foun­da­tion to alle­vi­ate pover­ty and cre­ate employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple while pro­tect­ing the envi­ron­ment through the use of solar ener­gy to pow­er solar-pow­ered vehicles.

With the sup­port of the Mas­ter­Card Foun­da­tion, Solar Taxi Ghana has tak­en crit­i­cal steps to cre­ate eco­nom­ic and envi­ron­men­tal impact for Ghana­ian com­mu­ni­ties through the use of clean alter­na­tive ener­gy sources for transportation.

Solar Taxi Ghana aims to explore engi­neer­ing and hard­ware relat­ed avenues to equip women with skills in new tech­nolo­gies, which will fur­ther encour­age their inter­est in renew­able energy.

These oppor­tu­ni­ties pro­vide young women with unique edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences and a bur­geon­ing net­work of like-mind­ed indi­vid­u­als seek­ing social change through innovation.

Solar­Taxi has found ways to empow­er the local com­mu­ni­ty by launch­ing a dri­ver train­ing acad­e­my that pro­vides women with exten­sive train­ing in the oper­a­tion of elec­tric vehi­cles, while also pro­vid­ing them with insights into traf­fic laws, elec­tric vehi­cle main­te­nance, and the need for a clean and reli­able means of transportation.