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ZOLA Electric – Tanzania is seeking proposals from qualified suppliers to quote for the supply of Solar Home Systems (SHS) consisting of solar panels, battery and other components. Tender documents and additional information can be obtained from our offices at Sekei – Arusha between 0900 and 17:00Hrs during weekdays or send an e-mail to tz-procurement@zolaelectric.com. The Proposal should be submitted by 15th February, 2022 before 1800hrs with the required documents. Bids submitted late shall be…

Request For Proposal – Supply of Solar Home Systems

Request For Proposal – Supply of Solar Home Systems
ZOLA Electric – Tanzania is seeking proposals from qualified suppliers to quote for the supply of Solar Home Systems (SHS) consisting of solar panels,…
ZOLA Electric CEO -Bill lenihan
Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets continue to live without access to ele…

ZOLA Electric closes $90M funding round to scale technology and enter new markets

ZOLA Electric closes $90M funding round to scale technology and enter new markets
Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets continue to live without access to electricity. Some reports peg these numbers between 5…
Original Article Further accelerated by the pandemic, the technological revolution underway on the c…

Our CEO – Named among the 50 personalities who make digital Africa in 2021

Our CEO - Named among the 50 personalities who make digital africa in 2021
Original Article Further accelerated by the pandemic, the technological revolution underway on the continent brings together an increasingly rich ecos…
Why Cities Are the Growth Market for African MinigridsPicture an African minigrid and chances are yo…

Why Cities Are the Growth Market for African Minigrids

Why Cities Are the Growth Market for African Minigrids
Why Cities Are the Growth Market for African MinigridsPicture an African minigrid and chances are you’ll think of a rural electrification project. But…
Solar photovoltaic system supplier Zola Electric has just signed a partnership with Distributed Powe…

ZOLA signs with DPA for solar electrification in 9 countries

ZOLA signs with DPA for solar electrification in 9 countries
Solar photovoltaic system supplier Zola Electric has just signed a partnership with Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a subsidiary of Econet, a major te…
San Francisco-based ZOLA Electric is partnering with Distributed Power Africa (DPA), the distributed energy subsidiary of the Johannesburg-based telecoms company, Econet Group, to expand energy access in Africa by developing distributed solar. “For Econet to say ‘This is the future’ builds credibility for the [distributed solar] industry,” said Bill Lenihan, ZOLA Electric’s CEO. Under the partnership, DPA will buy and distribute an initial $8 million worth of ZOLA’s Infinity system products.  An…

San Francisco company aims to boost solar access across Africa

San Francisco company aims to boost solar access across Africa
San Francisco-based ZOLA Electric is partnering with Distributed Power Africa (DPA), the distributed energy subsidiary of the Johannesburg-based telec…
ZOLA Electric's Infinity and Flex products are providing clean power to urban and rural customers Th…

ZOLA Electric Is Improving Energy Access Through New Product Innovations

Featured by Forbes: ZOLA Electric's Infinity and Flex products are providing clean power to urban and rural customers
ZOLA Electric's Infinity and Flex products are providing clean power to urban and rural customers The Covid-19 pandemic is causing significant disrupt…
The coronavirus pandemic has hampered economic activities on a global scale. Diminishing to nil reve…

Solar energy giants, Zola Electric, moves to support Nigerian businesses post-COVID19

Solar energy giants, Zola Electric, moves to support Nigerian businesses post-COVID19
The coronavirus pandemic has hampered economic activities on a global scale. Diminishing to nil revenues have been the hallmark in almost all facets o…
Diesel generators and micro-grids are propping up unreliable grids across Africa, and Covid-19 has worsened the problem.
Diesel generators and micro-grids are propping up unreliable grids across Africa, and Covid-19 has w…

The realities of powering through Covid-19 in Africa, with ZOLA Electric

The realities of powering through Covid-19 in Africa, with ZOLA Electric
Diesel generators and micro-grids are propping up unreliable grids across Africa, and Covid-19 has worsened the problem. While African economies devel…
Bill Leninhan - CEO
COVID-19 response across the African continent has been complicated by its enormous energy access cr…

Getting Energy to Africa’s Frontline

Getting Energy to Africa’s Frontline
COVID-19 response across the African continent has been complicated by its enormous energy access crisis, with over 1 billion Africans lacking reliabl…
Working from Home as described by Cherlyn Vossberg - ZOLA Electric's VP Human Capital
Hello, Wow, working from home has been interesting, huh? I have to admit, I love avoiding the commute – more time to run with the dog and eat meals with the family, but I do miss the face to face interaction with friends in the office. In some ways, things haven’t changed much for me and my team. ZOLA is a global business and many regular meetings have always been and continue to be held over video conferencing. Work carries on! In other ways, things are changing a lot. ZOLA set forth a new, imp…

Working from Home as described by ZOLA Electric’s VP Human Capital – Cherilyn Vossberg

Working from Home as described by ZOLA Electric's VP Human Capital - Cherilyn Vossberg
Hello, Wow, working from home has been interesting, huh? I have to admit, I love avoiding the commute – more time to run with the dog and eat meals wi…

THE AFRICAN CONTINENT COULD LOSE THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 WITHOUT ACCESS TO ENERGY

THE AFRICAN CONTINENT COULD LOSE THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 WITHOUT ACCESS TO ENERGY
Power is an essential weapon in the fight against COVID-19. Without energy access ventilators and ox…

Energy Access As Essential Service, Unlocking Tools to Combat COVID-19

Energy Access As Essential Service, Unlocking Tools to Combat COVID-19
Power is an essential weapon in the fight against COVID-19. Without energy access ventilators and oxygen machines cannot run and there is no refrigera…
Out of thousands of innovators from across the globe, ZOLA Electric captured a place in the 2020 Glo…

2020 Cleantech 100 Press Release

Out of thousands of innovators from across the globe, ZOLA Electric captured a place in the 2020 Global Cleantech 100 [Amsterdam, Netherlands] – 17 Ja…
Customers Now Receive ZUKU Digital TV Subscriptions with ZOLA Home TV Systems San Francisco, CA (Nov…

ZOLA Electric and Wananchi Group’s ZUKU TV Bundle Services in Tanzania

Customers Now Receive ZUKU Digital TV Subscriptions with ZOLA Home TV Systems San Francisco, CA (November 7, 2019) -- ZOLA Electric Ltd. (“ZOLA”), the…
PAYG proves popular One of the reasons why investors are paying so much attention to off-grid power is the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business model. It captured 91% of all investments by volume between 2010 – 2018, according to Wood Mackenzie . Power services are monthly recurring revenue businesses that, next to telecom, is one of the major monthly expenditures for all consumers and businesses. And recurring revenue, along with the stickiness of the customer, is a proven and attractive business mode…

By 2030, Over Half Of New Electricity Connections Will Be Off-Grid

FORBES
PAYG proves popular One of the reasons why investors are paying so much attention to off-grid power is the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business model. It cap…
The co-founders of SolarCity have resurfaced on the global stage and they have a new pet project tha…

SolarCity Founders Lyndon and Peter Rive join ZOLA Electric to Advance Solar in Africa

CLEANTECHNICA
The co-founders of SolarCity have resurfaced on the global stage and they have a new pet project that also happens to be powered by the sun. Brothers…
ZOLA designed the Infinity storage system to solve every level of the energy access problem—and will…

ZOLA Electric Unveils a New ‘Smart’ Storage System to Displace Diesel and Eliminate Outages

Greentech Media
ZOLA designed the Infinity storage system to solve every level of the energy access problem—and will draw on expertise from SolarCity’s Rive brothers…
The electrification gap is widely recognized as one of the primary barriers to development in sub-Sa…

ZOLA’s ‘mini-grid’ power system promises to banish blackouts

CNN
The electrification gap is widely recognized as one of the primary barriers to development in sub-Saharan African countries. An estimated 600 million…
American startups are competing to bring electricity to communities that remain off the grid.  …

The Race to Solar Power Africa

The New Yorker
American startups are competing to bring electricity to communities that remain off the grid.   By Bill McKibben   In eighteen months, entre…