Uganda’s ReadyPay Power Hits 100,000 Users in Just 12 Months

Fenix International, which supplies ReadyPay Power in Uganda, pay-to-own solar systems launched in partnership with MTN, has reached 100,000 customers in Uganda, where over 80% of people lack access to electricity. The... Read more »

Off-Grid solar solutions firm d.light raises $10.5 million led by Norfund to expand across Africa

 d.light, an affordable off-grid solar solutions firm has raised $10.5 million in funding to expand its operations and bring clean off-grid power to low-income families in Africa and Asia, using Pay-as-you-Go (PayGo)... Read more »

Trine is raising $3.7m to connect investors to profitable solar energy projects in Africa

TRINE, a crowdfunding investment platform which helps investors locate and fund profitable solar energy projects in developing countries is raising 3,500,000 EUROS ($3.7m) to scale its operations in East Africa, in a... Read more »

BBOXX solar home systems surpasses 100,000 units since its launch

BBOXX, The London based off-grid energy company has announced that it has distributed over 100,000 solar home systems across the developing world since 2010, providing access to affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities.... Read more »

Kenya’s Illuminum Greenhouses Receives $10,000 for Winning Regional Ericsson Innovation Awards 2016

Kenya’s Illuminium Greenhouses has been named winner of the Ericsson Innovation award for sub-Saharan Africa for its smart greenhouse concept that uses sensors and mobile technology. The team walks away with USD... Read more »

Pay-as-you-go solar firm Mobisol raises $16 million to deliver decentralized solar energy to East Africa

Mobisol GmbH, a pay-as-you-go solar energy service company delivering renewable energy solutions to off-grid communities in East Africa has raised about $16 million to accelerate its growth in Rwanda, Tanzania and expand... Read more »

GE Launches ‘Garages’ Advanced Manufacturing Program in Lagos, Nigeria

 General Electric recently launched the Lagos Garage, a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration with plans to offer a year-round series of skills training programs focused on... Read more »