Yake Solar Power Corp. is a leading and pioneer company in the rural electrification market with its headquarters located in Miami, Florida. Yake Solar has focus for the past few years in all-inclusive generator kits offering off-grid power to everyone, everywhere.
Yake Solar’s international team of experts includes mechanical, structural and electrical engineers some with more than 25 years of experience in the solar industry.
Yake Solar’s units provide a sustainable solution to more than 80% of all rural electrification needs; while at the same time helping it’s users protect them-selves with solar energy by using back-up power units for emergencies or other outdoor activities.
Yake Solar’s complete line of off-grid solar kits provide a wide range of flexible solar solutions designed for PV rural electrification and international grid-tied connection projects, as well as supervision, equipment supply, and installation services.
Meet Our Team
Jose A Gago
Lived in many countries of South America were he concluded his studies between Spain and Germany. Has extensive experience in international commerce with small, medium and large size companies from various industries. Always had a passion for solar energy and wanted to share its benefits with the whole world. Born in a small town in Spain where very few homes had access to electricity and the habitants had to use oil lamps as their main source of lighting. As a child, he always wondered "Why wasn't sunlight stored to be used at night? a visionary ahead of his time.
Electrical Engineer graduate from Florida International University specialized in Control Systems. During his senior design he worked on a project called "The Smart Green Factory", a smart automated system using renewable energy that allowed factory personnel to manipulate all loads independently and also the energy source based on grid peak hours. His experience contributed in the development of Yake Solar’s innovative line of products.
His passion for the solar world started long before joining Yake Solar, he had a passion for helping the world improve its energy use through innovation and renewable resources. Guest speaker in various solar energy conventions.
COO & MARKETING DIRECTOR
Mechanical Engineer & sales professional with a dynamic career in business development and business retention by promoting new products & successful sales channels. Account management specialist in markets such as Latin America, Europe & Africa. Experience building intercultural relationships where he focused on high standard customer service and development of profitable businesses. Extensive sales experience on different industries all linked to edge technologies such as telecommunications, solar Thermal and renewable energies. He has the conviction that solar energy serves people in need around the world to improve their quality of life.
Electrical engineer with a strong background in renewable energy project development where he offers a combination of his expertise in generation and management of electric power to the solar industry.
Mr. Marcano has lead many successful international projects as part of Yake Solar’s engineering team.
As the new R&D director of Yake Solar Power Corp his approach is to understand first-hand the importance of an efficient, easy-to-install and compact solar generation system in order to ultimately provide energy to all those communities that are still in darkness.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Concluded his studies in Italy and Germany. Lived in different Latin American and Caribbean countries where he acquired experience in the international trade and financial strategy business. Furthermore, he was the sales VP for Hugo Boss LATAM and later became the Director of Operations and Board member of one of the biggest distribution companies of Apple products in the same region.
Vision and Strategy
Our mission is to lead the solar energy market by implementing industry top technologies and changing the current approach from that of an unsustainable energy consumption lifestyle to a sustainable energy alternative by offering solutions, services, and engineered designs that meet the needs of any PV installation.
We envision working hand in hand with global organizations in the effort of providing solar solutions to all people in need, ultimately transforming darkness into light in all remote communities that are still without power. Our goal is to bring light, a brighter future, and the benefits of a modern interconnected world to everyone everywhere.
More than one fourth of the world’s population lives day to day without access to electricity. Off-grid solar electrification is transforming the lives of many rural communities in developing countries; solar energy offers not only access to electricity but also the peace of mind that those communities were provided with the necessary tools to succeed in life. As a result, the increase of individual, family, and community incomes, education development, and improvement in security and health. Aid to third world countries comes mostly through governments, NGOs, international banks, and oil and telecommunications companies; however, help can also come through other organizations with social programs or donations in general.
A family can have light for less than $200 dollars, and for less than $3,000 a school or medical clinics can have access to electricity. There are more than 500 million households and over 10 million clinics and schools in rural areas worldwide that are still in need of electricity.
The YAKit & YAKea lines lead the rural electrification sector when comparing their quality, design, and price. Yake Solar’s solutions have become essential for many rural areas in which its habitants are able to own electronic devices such as radios, fans, and telephones but lack the power to charge them.
Yake Solar represents a sustainable solar solution for rural electrification. It’s technology was specially designed for multiple applications, installed and tested in more than 20 countries around the globe, places such as; community fishing centers, orphanages, housing for earthquake victims in Haiti, schools and community centers located in remote villages of Guyana, telecommunication and oil company projects based on data transmission, rural housing in the islands of the Pacific Coast of Colombia, microcredit programs for low-income families in Honduras, and rural electrification programs with local governments in Panama.
For less than $200 dollars a family can have light and for less than $3,000 a school or medical clinics can have access to electricity. There are more than 500 million households and over 10 million clinics and schools in rural areas worldwide that are still in need. Yake Solar leads the rural electrification sector when comparing quality, design and price with the creation of its two main lines YAKit & YAKea.
The solar energy market for back up, emergency, and outdoor needs is growing at a fast pace worldwide. It is estimated that in order to combat blackouts caused by natural disasters or for simple recreational activities by the year 2020, 50% of the world population will have some type of solar backup system installed in their homes. The fact that there is a noticeable growing need for these back up units and that prices are becoming more accessible everyday, all translates into a more than $400 billion market in the next few years.
Yake Solar also symbolizes freedom, the enjoyment of the sun’s energy qualities for use of personal electronic devices in many outdoor activities.
The new generation of high efficiency LED Street Lights incorporates the latest technology by using a high power light emitting diodes (LED), providing the best Lumens/Watt ratio in the market. Also, featuring higher brightness intensity, a uniform light distribution and a better thermal management system compared to the old Multi-LED technologies.
Yake Solar’s LED Street Lights offer the perfect cost-efficiency ratio, a combination of LED technology and the use of solar energy generated from a complete standalone system, no need of expending from the utility grid.
YAKit, YAKea, YAKone
All of Yake’s solar units provide power via USB Ports and 12V DC connections. All Medium and large models include USB Ports, DC outlets, car charger as well as an AC outlet with a rated voltage of 110 or 220.
The line of products has been designed with as an all-inclusive making it easy to transport and install by anyone. The product is more efficient, economic, and safe in comparison to many others in the market. Also, Yake Solar manufactures products according to the client´s specific needs, usually clients participating in important and very specific governmental projects.
The complete line of Off-Grid Solar Generator Kits provide a wide range of flexible solutions designed for approximately 80% of all PV rural electrification projects.
Yake Solar’s product advantages are:
-All-Inclusive kits, which come with all necessary components for off-grid power generation.
-Easy to understand manuals with step-by-step graphics allowing safe and easy installations, no specialized staff required.
-Yake Solar products range from 15Wp - 2400Wp in generation.
-Plug-&-Play functionality prevents polarity mistakes, equipment damage, and guarantees up to 30% faster installation time compared to conventional systems.
-PV Panel(s) and Rack Structures fit on rooftops, ground mounts, and variable inclination angles according to the area.
-Minimizes costs for extra equipment, connections, installation, and maintenance, up to 40% savings compared to a traditional PV system’s installation.
-Advanced connection elements designed to increase the overall efficiency of a PV system.
The solar energy market for back up, emergencies or outdoors is growing at a fast pace worldwide. It is estimated that in order to combat blackouts caused by natural disasters or for simple recreational activities by the year 2020, 50% of the population worldwide will have some type of solar backup system installed in their homes. This due to the fact that prices for backup systems are more accessible everyday and a noticeable growing need, which translates into a more than $400 billion market for the next few years
In October 2011, the first functional prototypes were developed, and a product debut was seen at the Solar Power International in the city of Dallas, TX.
One of Yake Solar’s first clients was the well-known organization, Food For The Poor; they are one of the biggest NGOs in the US with an extensive rural community outreach. They were dealing with a rural housing project at the time, and became interested in our solar generation kits for use in rural schools. What started out as interest, lead them to making a full YAKea order a few months later, to supply power for several rural schools in Guyana.
The current success of Yake Solar still remains in the quality of our products and application of the all-inclusive concept to their product line, making them easy to transport, easy to install, and safer.
Yake Solar products are sold in over 25 countries through distributors, agents, NGOs, and private and public contractors participating in different tenders worldwide.
Now, one may perceive the natural evolution in all of Yake Solar products, as well as our R&D, and our development engineers working day to day emerging new technologies for our rural kits, our consumer electronic products, as well as grid-tie and Micro-grid connection technologies.
Protect Yourself with Solar Energy at All Times! "Back-up power for emergencies and outdoor activities"
The new era of Solar Back-up Power Systems is here!!
We are introducing the future of solar back-up power systems, a solution designed for emergencies, camping, traveling and much more. With the use of lithium batteries and all-in-one components (everything inside the panel) the New YAKea and YAkit versions are much more versatile, attractive and user friendly.
Yake Solar’s product advantages are:
- All-Inclusive kits that come with all necessary components for generating off-grid power.
- Easy to understand manuals with step-by-step graphics that ensure a safe and easy installation, no specialized staff required.
- Yake Solar’s generation solar modules range from 15Wp - 2400Wp .
Yake Solar’s main target is for all of its products to be user friendly, guaranteeing up to a 30% faster installation time compared to other conventional technologies. The use of a Plug-&-Play functionality will prevent polarity mistakes at the time of installation and equipment damage.
- PV Panel(s) and Rack Structures fit on rooftops, ground mounts and variable inclination angles according to the area.
- Minimizes cost for extra equipment, connections, installation, and maintenance, up to 40% savings compared to a traditional PV system’s installation
- Advanced connection elements designed to increase the overall efficiency of a PV system
More efficient, easy to transport, and virtually zero maintenance costs make Yake Solar products a sustainable and greener energy solution!
Vision and Strategy