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sustainable finance facility in east africa

Partnership to fund $75M sustainable finance facility in East Africa

Standard Bank Group, Citi, CDC Group and Norfund have partnered to provide a $75M equivalent KES denominated Sustainable Finance Facility for Greenlight Planet Kenya, an African off-grid solar home solutions provider.
energy poverty

Report identifies reforms to end energy poverty in Ethiopia

The Catalizing Investment for Energy Access: Making the Case for Change report identifies policy and financial barriers to investment in Ethiopia’s off-grid solar market with a view to end energy poverty.
clean energy

Crowdfunding platform for clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa

Engie Energy Access and Energy Web are to develop a decentralised finance (DeFi) crowdfunding platform to support electrification via clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

MIGA issues guarantees of up to $37.1m to AIIF3 in aid of clean power

The MIGA guarantees will support the African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (AIIF3's) investments in Bboxx’s central and east African subsidiaries delivering decentralisation products and services.
solar home system

Talking points: Solar home system company aims for utopia in Cameroon

“Let’s power people now” is the tag line of solar home system company upOwa in Cameroon – it’s a message that expresses a sense of urgency.
e-mobility Zembo Uganda

Uganda: E-mobility on a pay as you go model to boost sector

E-mobility star-up Zembo is trying to create a new market for e-mobility in Ugandan capital Kampala with a lease-to-own business model for electric motorcycles.
EIB-ENGIE initiative to bring reliable and affordable energy to 1.4million Ugandans

Using solar home systems to financially empower rural Uganda

Millions of people in rural Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme.
television access

TV access forging ahead through Bboxx SHS and CANAL+ partnership

The new bundle, promoted first in DRC and Togo, offers customers a Bboxx solar home system (SHS) and television with a pay-TV access package.
distributed energy resources

Africa’s distributed energy resources dominated by overseas players

A briefing released by Oil Change International details how the growth of distributed renewable energy in Africa has so far failed to include locally-owned companies and initiatives.

Azuri Technologies ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe

Azuri Technologies has been ranked the 370th fastest growing company in Europe by the Financial Times in their annually compiled FT1000 list.