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Zola Electric

Bringing electricity to over 1,000,000 people across Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Ghana with clean, solar energy.

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Xavier Helgesen

CEO & Co-Founder at Zola Electric

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Employees 501+
Headquarters United States

In a world where one in five people live without electricity, Zola Electric provides clean, transformative solar energy to households that suffer from expensive, unreliable grids or have no grid access at all. The company's distributed solar model is working to provide electricity to every household in the off-grid world. Today, they are reaching over 1,000,000 customers. Zola's business model allows them to provide modern solar living for a price that is equal to or less than their customers' average energy expenditure. Payments across their distributed customer base are run through their proprietary software platform and SMS texting system. To date, Zola has processed over 9 million mobile payments.

Currently Operating in Seven Regions

Press Mentions

February 4, 2019

Africa Embraces an $8 Billion Solar Market for Going Off-Grid

March 12, 2019

Zola's 'mini-grid' power system promises to banish blackouts

March 6, 2019

Investment in Off-Grid Energy Access Totals $1.7B Through 2018

February 8, 2019

SolarCity's co-founders charge up African venture dedicated to improving 'energy access'

October 11, 2018

Demand for environment-friendly firms is 'phenomenon' says Barclays banker

October 11, 2018

Investor demand for environment-friendly firms is becoming 'phenomenon' says top Barclays banker - CityAM

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