Smart living: Financing

Sun­Fi spe­cialis­es in con­nect­ing house­holds and busi­ness­es who are inter­est­ed in solar ener­gy access to suit­able pay­ment plans. Sun­Fi cre­ates val­ue for clean ener­gy investors by de-risk­ing the tech­ni­cal and cred­it risk involved in financ­ing port­fo­lios of solar solu­tions, open­ing avenues for lend­ing as a ser­vice play for clean ener­gy providers. Thomas explained the busi­ness mod­el, saying: …

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i‑solar increas­es access to clean ener­gy financ­ing for low-income con­sumers by uti­liz­ing mobile tech­nol­o­gy to remove bar­ri­ers while also pro­mot­ing car­bon-reduc­ing behav­ior. i‑solar has a greater impact on access to finan­cial and health-care inclu­sion, fam­i­ly bud­gets, health, and well-being. i‑solar solu­tions elim­i­nate house­hold reliance on Eskom’s grid, as a result, reduce the tam­per­ing issues of …

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We firm­ly believe that con­trol over ener­gy assets should not be in the hands of a pow­er­ful few. There­fore, we have devel­oped an inno­v­a­tive financ­ing mod­el to fund Africa’s tran­si­tion from a fos­sil fuel-dri­ven econ­o­my to a solar ener­­gy-dri­ven econ­o­my, with the aim of decen­tral­iz­ing own­er­ship of solar assets by tok­eniz­ing them using blockchain technology.

Sun Exchange is the world’s first peer-to-peer solar leas­ing plat­form. Through Sun Exchange, any­one any­where in the world can own solar cells and build wealth by leas­ing these cells to busi­ness­es and orga­ni­za­tions in emerg­ing mar­kets, with instal­la­tion and main­te­nance han­dled by one of Sun Exchange’s care­ful­ly select­ed instal­la­tion part­ners. We are using finan­cial innovation …

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Solarise Africa is a pan-African ener­gy leas­ing com­pa­ny. The aim is to offer solu­tions across the con­ti­nent in the form of pow­er pur­chase agree­ments (PPAs) or leas­ing facil­i­ties. Most of the projects sup­port­ed by Solarise are rooftop and ground-moun­t­ed PV sys­tems, often with stor­age ele­ments, rang­ing in size from 50 kW to 3 MW. African customers …

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Ener­Grow is an elec­tri­cal equip­ment financ­ing start­up based in Ugan­da. We work with ener­gy com­pa­nies to help peo­ple buy appli­ances they would­n’t nor­mal­ly be able to afford to increase their income. Why? Hun­dreds of mil­lions of peo­ple across Africa have expen­sive on-grid and off-grid elec­tric­i­ty con­nec­tions that are hard­ly used. Cus­tomers can afford elec­tric­i­ty, but …

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Ensi­buuko is a lead­ing fin­tech com­pa­ny based in Ugan­da that is com­mit­ted to finan­cial inclu­sion in Africa. Mobis micro­fi­nance soft­ware devel­oped by Ensi­buuko helps com­­mu­ni­­ty-based micro­fi­nance insti­tu­tions auto­mate their data, process­es and pay­ments to effi­cient­ly deliv­er finan­cial ser­vices in their com­mu­ni­ties. Our plat­form is wide­ly used in Ugan­da and is also avail­able in Zam­bia, Tanzania …

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Found­ed by David Opio and James Dai­ley, gnu­Grid has devel­oped Solar Sen­tra to stream­line and auto­mate the high­ly frag­ment­ed solar indus­try in Ugan­da and beyond. gnu­Grid uses AI-opti­mized sen­sors to mon­i­tor solar sys­tems and col­lect data on pow­er con­sump­tion used by solar com­pa­nies for cus­tomized ser­vice deliv­ery. gnu­Grid bun­dles this hard­ware with dig­i­tal pay­ment transactions, …

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