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 Solar company Eternum Energy is crowdfunding to test their solar charging business model that aims to provide stable income streams for and facilitate the start-up of solar businesses in Mwanza, Tanzania.

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 670 households and 350 businesses on Bwisya Island in Tanzania can now look forward to having access to modern electricity. This will be achieved through a pilot project worth €1.7m implemented by INENSUS (an energy private business- developer of the project business model), Terra Projects (a German energy consulting firm) and St. Augustine University of Tanzania, with GVEP working as the lead agency.

 “Transforming waste. Transforming lives” is the motto of a Kenyan based company that is crowdfunding to purchase a mechanical briquette-making machine, which will increase their production of environmentally friendly briquettes made from human waste.

Case studies

GVEP provides strategic, technical, financial and operational support to early-stage energy businesses which employ technologies including energy efficient cookstoves and briquettes, solar lighting and home systems, biogas, and mini-grid electrification. Below are a few examples of our work:

Supporting mini-grids and small hydro systems in rural areas to improve livelihoods

A reliable source of energy in remote areas can have significant benefits for local families, hospitals, schools, as well as boost the productivity of local businesses. GVEP is working with project developers in East Africa to build mini-grids and small hydro systems. 

Improving productivity and creating jobs in Senegal

Improving the provision of energy enhances productivity and boosts economic activity. GVEP helps various businesses expand through access to modern forms of energy in Senegal.

Providing efficiency and performance analysis for operator of energy kiosks

GVEP offers specialized advisory support to medium-sized energy access businesses that have the potential for growth and scale. We help them in various capacities: from developing their supply chain and route-to-market strategies, to accessing finance required for growth.

Micro-financing solar lanterns for women in rural Kenya 

The LED solar lamps not only serve as sustainable energy solutions to the women and their families, but will also save household budgets for lighting fuel spent on kerosene.




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