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MCD has won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 Gold, Project Solego 2.0

April 2022

MCD has won the highest distinction – the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 Gold – and is now one of the top winners of the world-renowned design label.

From almost 11,000 sub­missions from 57 countries, only the 73 most out­standing design achieve­ments were honored with Gold. Never before has this honor been as exclusive and valuable as this year!

Convincing concept purposefully designed

Solego 2.0 won over the 132-member jury, made up of inde­pendent experts from all over the world, with its benefit to supply places cut off from the energy­grid with solar energy. The winning product won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 Gold in the discipline Professional Concept, in the Product Concepts category.

The jury justified its decision as follows:

»This design concept can play an important part in sustain­able develop­ment by bringing electrical power to places where grid infra­structure is lacking. We like the sim­plicity and pur­poseful design language as well as the choice of materials, including bio­polymers, recyclable aluminum, and rare-earth-metal-free batteries.«

This picture shows the stacking function of Solego 2.0 with the iF Design Award 2022 Gold.
This picture shows the front and the back of the product Solego 2.0 with the iF Design Award 2022 Gold.

About SolarWorX

Since 2018 is SolarWorX a constantly growing team with the aim to provide reliable, affordable and sustain­able solar energy solutions to rural entre­preneurs and private house­holds. With our professional experience and passion in off-grid energy and manage­ment we believe in scalable solar-energy for emerging countries.

About Solego 2.0

Especially in rural Africa, many people and their businesses are cut off from the energy grid. When electricity is needed, many resort to environ­mentally harm­ful diesel generators. »Solego« is the smart alter­native. The modular solar system from Solarworx uses what is available in abundance: sunlight. This feeds the batteries, which supply numerous devices with green energy.

This image shows an exploded view of the Solego 2.0 product with the iF Design Award 2022 Gold.
In this image, the functions of the Solego 2.0 product are shown with icons. In addition, the logo iF Design Award 2022 Gold can be seen.


Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF Inter­national Forum Design GmbH, bestows the iF DESIGN AWARD on the best submissions. Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned world­wide for out­standing design services and one of the most important design prizes in the world.

Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture, Professional Concepts, User Experience (UX) as well as User Interface (UI). All awarded entries are featured on the iF Design Website and in the iF Design App.