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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

Co-Founder & Director Board Of Directors 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

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September 23, 2021

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

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March 12, 2019

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

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March 6, 2019

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

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February 8, 2019

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

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October 11, 2018

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

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Work at Zola Electric

Posted October 4, 2022

Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Lead Systems Engineering Program Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Operations Planning Specialist

Remote/Lagos, Nigeria

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Human Resources Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Senior Software Product Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Firmware Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Senior Electrical Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Electrical Engineer Manager

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Accountant

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Senior Firmware Engineer

San Francisco, CA, USA

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