Bringing electricity to over 1,000,000 people across Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Ghana with clean, solar energy.
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
February 4, 2019
From Kenya and Tanzania to Nigeria and Ivory Coast, off-grid African communities are embracing solar energy.Read on MSN »
September 23, 2021
Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa and emerging markets continue to live without access to electricity. Some reports peg these numbers between 500 million and 2 billion people despite the...Read on TechCrunch »
March 12, 2019
An innovative "mini grid" power system is set for launch in Nigeria.Read on CNN »
March 6, 2019
Overall, the solar home system market has raised more than $1.1 billion through 2018. Some of the biggest, in terms of capital raised through the end of 2018, include Zola Electric (formerly Off...Read on Greentech Media »
February 8, 2019
What's next for serial entrepreneurs Lyndon and Peter Rive.Read on GreenBiz »
October 11, 2018
Demand for investments in businesses pursuing environmentally and socially responsible aims is building up unstoppable momentum, according to a top banker.Read on cityam »
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