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Berlin-based ecoligo raises £2.5 million to expand its solar-as-a-service solution in Kenya & Ghana

Berlin-based ecoligo, a solar crowdfunding platform founded in 2016, has received EUR 2.5 million of funding from Saxovent, an investor specializing in ecological investments to open up the solar market for commercial and industrial businesses in emerging markets.

The firm says it will use the funds to scale up operations and enter new markets. ecoligo has implemented more than 20 solar projects in East and West Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia.

According to Saxovent COO, Matthias Kittler, “because everyone involved benefits financially from the solution: the local companies who reduce their electricity costs, the local service providers through the installation and maintenance of the solar systems and the crowd investors in Germany, who receive an attractive interest rate. Last but not least, the climate benefits from the replacement of fossil fuels by solar energy”.

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Saxovent is a highly experienced renewable energy project developer that has built more than 385 wind turbines since 1997, is the sole investor in the current growth financing round.

After closing a seed financing with business angels and InnoEnergy 2 years ago, ecoligo has successfully rolled out its crowd-financed Solar-as-a-Service concept in key markets.

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“So far we have brokered a total of more than EUR 2.4 million on the crowd investing platform and won almost 800 committed private investors,” says ecoligo CEO Martin Baart.

With Saxovent’s entry, Baart wants to expand into other countries and offer additional products and solutions:

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