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ZOLA Electric's Infinity and Flex products are providing clean power to urban and rural customers The Covid-19 pandemic is causing significant disruptions around the world. The IMF's World Economic Outlook projects that global growth will contract by 4.4% in 2020 but rebound by 5.2% next year. In sub-Saharan Africa, the continuing spread of Covid-19 is expected to result in the regional economy contracting by 3% in 2020, with growth picking up slower than the global average at 3.1% in 2021. Desp…

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 commut…

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…

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 that also happens to be powered by the sun. Brothers Lyndon and Peter Rive, who are also cousins to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, were brought into the fold at the rapidly growing solar-plus-storage company ZOLA Electric. The brothers parted ways from SolarCity shortly after it was acquired by Tesla and folded into the borg under Elon. Peter Rive will join ZOLA as an operational and technical advis…

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…
As electricity access is one of the most pressing problems for businesses in Africa, a solar energy …

New Solar Products To Boost Small Businesses In Africa

Forbes
As electricity access is one of the most pressing problems for businesses in Africa, a solar energy company – backed by Elon Musk's SolarCity – is exp…
Impact investing is a major opportunity for developing economies and provides basic services to the poorest people. More than a billion people still live without access to electricity, according to the World Bank. Living without this necessity has a detrimental effect on their health, education and earning potential. The World Health Organization, for example, estimates that around 3.8 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution caused by solid fuel…

Financing sustainable energy for developing economies

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Impact investing is a major opportunity for developing economies and provides basic services to the poorest people. More than a billion people still l…
‘As long as the sun rises, they can count on their lights working.’ In a nation of smart homes, Blue…

How solar tech could connect 1 billion people to electricity

The Daily Beast
‘As long as the sun rises, they can count on their lights working.’ In a nation of smart homes, Bluetooth, and remote-controlled drones, it’s almost i…
Off Grid Electric, a San Francisco-based company that develops rooftop solar and battery systems in…

San Francisco Startup Nabs $55 Million to Expand Solar in Africa

Bloomberg
Off Grid Electric, a San Francisco-based company that develops rooftop solar and battery systems in Africa, has raised $55 million as it expands into…
In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people do not have access to electricity -- that's 68 percen…

The $7 a month plan bringing solar energy to rural Africa

CNN
In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people do not have access to electricity -- that's 68 percent of the population, according to the Internationa…
Buoyed by success in East Africa, off-grid solar power startups are pouring into West Africa, offeri…

Off-grid power pioneers pour into West Africa

Reuters
Buoyed by success in East Africa, off-grid solar power startups are pouring into West Africa, offering pay-as-you-go kits in a race to claim tens of m…