28 Nov '16, 7am

USAID announces USD 4 million for solar start-ups for African off-grid solar power

At the 22nd session of the UN Climate conference (COP 22), USAID Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz announced USD 4 million in new investments to eight companies that are supporting household solar power across Africa through the “Scaling Off-Grid Energy: Grand Challenge for Development” program. The Enterprise Awards are expected to create up to 120,000 additional connections in off-grid communities, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reports. “The Grand Challenge for Development is designed to support innovators like these eight companies who are scaling up their inventions,” said Herscowitz. “The options for powering your home and business are changing, and these types of innovations will create opportunities to transform the power sector in homes across the planet,” he said. Amongst the supported companies are Greenlight Planet (Nigeria, U...

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