January 6

Battery Rental for off-Grid Users in West Africa Gets a Charge

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) has invested $1,364 million (£1 million) into a renewables-powered battery rental company targeting off-grid communities in West Africa.

UK-based Mobile Power was set up in 2013 to serve the needs of end-users who are underserved by existing rural electrification models in the regional. The company currently operations in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the world’s poorest countries where most of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day.

The REPP funding, which comes through the UK government’s International Climate Finance, means Mobile Power can now rapidly expand its operations. The company also plans to enter Nigeria while supporting existing projects in Uganda, Zambia and Gambia.

Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of Lumos Global.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

off-grid energy, renewable energy