Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Bright sparks

Few parts of the world are better suited to the development of renewable energy than Africa. Not only is the continent’s climate conducive to solar energy in particular, its limited footprint of electricity grids means it contains many millions of potential customers for energy providers. Combined with the development of new technologies for mobile payments and pay-as-you-go financing, renewable energy looks set to transform the lives of hundreds of millions of Africans who currently live without a reliable source of electricity. 

Sector at a glance

  • 36.4 gigawatts - The total installed renewable energy capacity across Africa
  • 134 terawatt-hours of electricity are generated from renewable sources across Africa per year
  • 634 million Africans do not have access to electricity

d.light offers lights and mobile phone chargers designed to be affordable for households at every rung of the income ladder.
Husk Power Systems
Husk offers 100% renewable energy by combining solar PV and biomass gasification systems to produce electricity.
Off Grid Electric
Off Grid Electric has developed a system that makes electricity accessible to anyone who needs it.
M-KOPA Solar
M-KOPA Solar provides thousands of homes across the continent with solar power.
PEG sells pay-as-you-go solar home systems to households that typically earn $5-$10 a day.
SolarNow offers five million households an affordable solar energy solution that’s replacing old energy sources.
SparkMeter aims to become the supplier of choice for electricity metering solutions for utilities in developing countries.