Electricity is one of the great enablers. It boosts productivity so people can make a living. It facilitates learning and education. It allows people to get on the Internet, which opens up infinite areas of opportunity. Yet nearly half the world lives in the dark, without access to electricity, or might (or might not) get power from the utility for a few hours per day. Without other options, many households resort to using kerosene lamps, which produce dangerous fumes and can cause devastating fires. Others buy cheaply made battery-powered lanterns, which rarely last for more than a couple of months. And although most people have a mobile phone, few have the luxury of just plugging it in when the charge runs low.

The HANS™ inventions allow people to generate their own electricity, store it and use it for simple, yet fundamental, purposes such as lights and communication—all without having to pay a utility bill, buy fuel, or produce harmful pollution.  

ENERGY - Why It Matters



For billions of people, having a dependable source of electricity would be life-changing.

Hans Free Electric™ PowerPack Solution


Empowering the Powerless

The portable HANS™ PowerPack was created for households without electricity to easily generate and store power for basic uses, such as lights, fans, and mobile devices. The HANS™ PowerPack can be recharged for free using the built-in solar panel or the HANS™ Solar BriefCase. It can also be charged by plugging it into a regular wall socket. It includes onboard lighting, a USB port, and a 12-volt outlet for running small electronics. The HANS™ PowerPack is constructed with tough materials. It’s not easily broken and it’s made to last. For more information or to purchase a HANS™ PowerPack visit HANSpowernet.com.

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Solar Done Right

The HANS™ Solar BriefCase is a lightweight, portable, and simple-to-use set of solar panels designed for charging the HANS™ PowerPack from virtually anywhere on Earth. Created with portability and durability in mind, the HANS™ Solar BriefCase avoids the serious problems that make glass rooftop panels impractical for poor, remote communities. For a rural household, school, or small business that lacks reliable electricity, the combination of the HANS™ Solar BriefCase and PowerPack will meet most electrical needs. And the best part is that the electricity is entirely free.

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Hans Free Electric™ Solar Briefcase Solution

A Look Back At How We Arrived Here

It started with the goal to bring free electrical power to the billions of people worldwide who have little-to-no access to electricity. How? Provide a way for people to generate their own energy, store it, and use it for simple, yet life-changing, applications, such as light, communication, and education. The first solution created by Stage 2 was the HANS™ Free Electric bike.

However, after multiple field tests showed that the bike needed modifications, as did the battery, Stage 2 went back to the drawing board. Through the process of making these improvements, two completely new inventions emerged. The HANS™ PowerPack and HANS™ Solar BriefCase quickly leapfrogged the bike in terms of usability, affordability, and scalability.

The current plan for the HANS™ Free Electric bike is to produce it on a limited basis for India only. There are no longer plans to make the bike available to the US market, and the existing US inventory of a few dozen bikes will be donated to the Billions in Change Foundation for charitable and fundraising purposes.

Other Solutions



Addressing the water crisis.




Stopping disease before it starts.




Helping farmers restore the land.