We believe that for Africa to stimulate economic growth and become a global destination for individuals, businesses, and tourists, the rural towns have to start competing among one another starting within the country and later with other African countries and then with global similar towns. The cities will have to do the same and this will result in improved infrastructure and investment climate to enable them to develop along with their growing populations.

  1. From rural towns to smart-towns within the country
  2. from cities to smart-cities (in-country and later within Africa and global cities
  3. As cities begin to compete within the country, and then compete with other cities within the continent and later with global cities, African cities will never be the same

We are a leading boutique consultancy specializing in

  • off-grid renewables
  • solar-diesel hybrid
  • wind-diesel hybrid
  • microgrids
  • mini-grids
  • renewable energy solutions for the health, education and mining sectors
  • renewables for remote hotels and resorts
  • rural electrification/access to energy
  • solar and wind systems for the telecommunication sector
  • onsite renewable energy for agriculture/farming; e.g. water pumping, irrigation, cooling, etc.

We focus on commercial topics such as:

  • go-to-market / market entry strategy
  • market and technical due diligence
  • identification of potential M&A targets
  • market intelligence
  • financing: project financing and start-up financing (equity, debt, crowdfunding)
  • marketing for renewable energy solutions
  • setting-up partnerships in off-grid markets
  • communication

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