Renewable Mini-Grid Industry Association Established in Africa to Help Drive Economic Development

Renewable Mini-Grid Industry Association Established in Africa to Help Drive Economic Development

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The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) has been established as a trade association — currently numbering 11 member companies including innovative start-ups and established utilities. The association aims to combine private sector innovation, efficiency, and customer service with public sector support to…

Kenya’s SolarFreeze wins $50K in cash & services for its solar-powered cold storage units

Kenya’s SolarFreeze wins $50K in cash & services for its solar-powered cold storage units

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SolarFreeze, a Nairobi-based firm has been recognized as the best energy access startup at the just concluded RES-EXPO conference “Renewable Energy in East-Africa: New Frontiers” organised by RES4Africa in Nairobi. Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) is an association that promotes the deployment of large scale…

Mobisol Tanzania partners Phenix Recycling to tackle the e-waste problem in the off-grid industry

Mobisol Tanzania partners Phenix Recycling to tackle the e-waste problem in the off-grid industry

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Mobisol is partnering with Tanzania’s Phenix Recycling to safely dispose of expired electronic parts in over 75,000 Mobisol solar systems distributed in Tanzania to date. According to Phenix Recycling’s founder, Athina Kyriakopoulou, “Responsible e-waste management is not only an environmental issue but…

Oolu raises ​​​​$3.2​​m Series A round from Persistent​​ Energy ​​Capital​​ & ​​Y ​​Combinator to expand in West Africa

Oolu raises ​​​​$3.2​​m Series A round from Persistent​​ Energy ​​Capital​​ & ​​Y ​​Combinator to expand in West Africa

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Y Combinator start-up Oolu​, an off-grid solar companies in Senegal has raised $3.2m led by ​Persistent Energy Capital (PEC), and was joined by ​Y Combinator (YC) ​and other seed investors. ​ Oolu will use the money to further invest in its current​​…

Fenix raises over $4m from MTN, Swedish Embassy & USAID to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia

Fenix raises over $4m from MTN, Swedish Embassy & USAID to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia

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Fenix International, a venture-backed pay-to-own home solar system technology and and financial services firm has raised funds from MTN, the Swedish Embassy in Zambia and USAID to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia. The funding together with MTN’s distribution networks will…