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Providing more than 2,700,000 people living off-grid with affordable, sustainable, pre-paid solar energy.

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Juan Rodríguez

CEO and Founder at Kingo

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Employees 101–200
Headquarters Guatemala City, Guatemala Department, Guatemala

More than 1.2 billion people across the globe lack access to electricity. Kingo has developed an efficient, next-generation solution to deliver energy through a prepaid solar service that is cheaper than candles, kerosene, and diesel. By combining state-of-the-art hardware, software, and commercial innovation, Kingo is enabling people living off-grid to improve connectivity, productivity, and quality of life. While many families living off-grid will spend $15 per month on candles, Kingo's technology reduces the amount of money spent on lighting to just $8 per month. To date, Kingo has provided solar energy to over 2.7 million people and expects to provide energy to more than 100 million homes by 2035.

Currently Operating in Two Regions

Press Mentions

August 5, 2016

These Startups Are Out To End Global Illiteracy, An Often Ignored Problem

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June 22, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Cannes Lions 2018 awards 'Kingo' by Ogilvy Colombia, Kingo Energy, and Ogilvy Guatemala Product Design Lions Grand Prix

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April 26, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio's latest venture seeks to bring rural dwellers out of the dark

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April 26, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio backs off-grid solar firm Kingo

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April 26, 2018

Leo DiCaprio’s latest investment: off-grid solar for rural communities

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