Fewer than 50% of Sub Saharan African citizens have household electricity - the lowest energy access rate in the world. Businesses across the continent are hampered by regular power outages, impeding productivity.
Renewable energy sources could eliminate this huge barrier to growth. Building the right infrastructure today will secure adequate, reliable, clean energy for the future.
Equator Energy is the largest industrial and commercial solar power provider in East Africa, servicing clients in five countries. We provide fully integrated renewable energy systems which pay for themselves, requiring no investment by the client. Our solution range from simple grid-tied systems, to solar-diesel hybrid systems, to fully autonomous off-grid systems. Our plants' peak-power output and total energy production are carefully matched to the clients’ needs.
The Suma 3,8 MW Hydro & Rural Electrification Project, currently under construction, is a joint venture between Rift Valley Energy, TATEPA and AgDevCo. It will be a run-of-river hydro power plant enabling the neighbouring tea industry to reduce reliance on costly and polluting back-up diesel generators. The main off-taker will be Tanzania's National Utility with an opportunity to directly connect clusters of local rural housing and small businesses to the national grid main line.
Meta Electric is a business-to-business sales and leasing company focused on electric commercial vehicles. Meta Electric is an industry pioneer and one of the first Kenyan companies to go to market with an electric vehicle (EV). This represents an exciting opportunity to seed the Kenyan market with EVs at an early stage and build the required capacity to support the e-mobility revolution in Africa. The lease program allows business owners to operate fleets of EVs without incurring the high buy-in costs.