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Off Grid Electric and EDF expand their off-grid solar solutions offering

Rooftop solar provider, Off Grid Electric, in partnership with EDF, will expand their off-grid solar solutions offering to households in Ghana.To …

Off-grid

EDF, GE fuel Off Grid Electric’s Ghana push with US$55 million Series D financing

Africa’s largest private equity firm has led a round of financing for Off Grid Electric to fuel the microgrid provider’s expansion in the continent, …

Ivory Coast

PV - Off Grid Electric Expands Footprint in Africa with EDF Partnership

The company’s Series D funding was led by Helios Investment Partners, with support from GE Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of General …

General Electric

Solar power pay-as-you-go projects in Africa are getting major funding

There’s long been an expectation by both analysts and casual observers that solar power would play an important role in filling the huge deficit in Africa’s power generation capacity. One challenge has always been how to deliver a consumer proposition that would be affordable for some of the …

East Africa

Off Grid Electric Secures $55 Million in Series D Financing

Off Grid Electric closed its Series D funding Friday with $55 million from Helios Investment Partners and General Electric’s venture capital arm.The …

Off Grid Electric to expand into Ghana with $55mn Series D funding

<b>The African rooftop solar provider, Off Grid Electric, announced on 19 January its initiatives of expansion and funding.</b><p>The firm, along with UK-based …

Africa

San Francisco Startup Secures $55M to Expand Solar, Storage in Africa

Off Grid Electric, a San Francisco-based company that develops rooftop solar and battery systems in Africa, has raised $55 million as it expands into …

Off Grid Electric using US$55 million financing from EDF, GE and others for Ghana expansion

Africa’s largest private equity firm has led a round of financing for Off Grid Electric to fuel the microgrid provider’s expansion in the continent, …

Off Grid Electric Secures $55 Million Series D Funding, Expands Footprint In Africa With EDF

<b>San Francisco, CA (January 19, 2018) -- Off Grid Electric – a leading rooftop solar provider in Africa, where it’s known by its consumer brand Zola –</b> …

EDF to launch off-grid product in Ghana

PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - French utility EDF on Friday said it was launching an off-grid electricity supply product in Ghana with partner Off-Grid Electric after a successful joint project in Ivory Coast.<p>EDF said it was aiming for a Ghana market share of 20-25 percent by 2022. (Reporting by …

EDF Creates JV to Plug Into Off-Grid Energy Market in Ghana

Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) and African startup Off Grid Electric have formed a joint venture named Zegha to supply the Ghana market with off-grid solar-power systems, the French company said Friday.<p>EDF said Zegha will oversee the installation and maintenance of solar-power kits for homes in …

Off-grid

EDF expands off-grid business in Africa

French power utility, EDF announced it will partner with U.S. startup, Off Grid Electric (OGE) to provide off-grid solar solutions to the African …

Off-grid

San Francisco Startup Nabs $55 Million to Expand Solar in Africa

Off Grid Electric, a San Francisco-based company that develops rooftop solar and battery systems in Africa, has raised $55 million as it expands into …

Off-grid power pioneers pour into West Africa

By Joe Bavier<p>ABIDJAN, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame's new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach …

Off-grid power pioneers pour into West Africa

ABIDJAN - Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame’s new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast’s power grid, …

Off-grid Power Pioneers Pour Into West Africa

Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame’s new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast’s power grid, but it’s …

Off-grid solar energy takes root in West Africa

Companies from around the world are working quickly to access West Africa's growing off-grid energy market. The movement is building an electric …

Off-grid

Off-grid power pioneers pour into West Africa | Reuters

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Standing by a towering equatorial forest, Jean-Noel Kouame’s new breeze-block house may be beyond the reach of Ivory Coast’s power grid, but it’s perfectly located for solar power entrepreneurs.<p>Jean-Noel Kouame, 31, sits with his family as they watch television inside their …

Off Grid Electric Raises 55million To Expand To Ghana

Off Grid is an African solar startup with a mission to bring clean <i>energy</i> to the remotest parts of various African Countries.<p>Off Grid Electric was …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Off Grid Electric Secures $55 Million Series D Funding Led by Helios to Expand Footprint in Africa

Off Grid Electric – a leading rooftop solar provider in Africa has secured $55 million in Series D funding led by Helios with support from GE …

Dr. Harvey Karp on Why He Believes PPD Is More Common Than Ever Before

When I was a new mom to a very fussy, colicky baby, I did what most new moms do nowadays: I turned to the Internet for advice. Soon enough, I found …

Why This Expert Says Millennial Parents Have It Harder Than Any Previous Generation

There’s a weird thing that can happen when you’re pregnant: Even though you <i>know</i> childbirth is just one day (ish), and parenting lasts a lifetime, you …

Is the Baby Box Safe?

For the nearly 80 years, a large number of newborn babies in Finland have been sleeping inside a cardboard box. Since 1938, the Finnish government has offered expectant, low-income mothers a free baby box that doubles as a bassinet, along with bedding, a coat, diapers, a thermometer, and a few …

Pregnancy

This pediatrician has been teaching parents to soothe fussy babies for years. Now he’s designed a crib that can do it.

New babies don’t come with instruction manuals, so pediatrician Harvey Karp set out to create one for bewildered new parents with a five-step plan for what to do when a baby cries.<p>His book, “Happiest Baby on the Block,” was first published in 2002. It quickly became required reading for new …

Discover archaeological treasures in these satellite images

When archaeologists want to find lost monuments or hidden cities these days, they turn to satellite imagery. Patterns invisible to the eye on the …

Archaeology

Citizen Scientists Can Now Look For Ancient Sites From Their Computers

Archaeology is far more than just a handful of world-famous sites like Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, or the Great Pyramids. The entire planet is …

A new website lets anyone become a modern-day Indiana Jones — from space

Developed by Dr. Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist and winner of the 2016 TED Prize, GlobalXplorer relies on satellite imagery to give users a bird's-eye look at various terrain in Peru, which they can search for new archaeological sites.<p>Parcak funded the project with the $1 million in prize money …

City Museums Look to the Future

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York places civic engagement at the forefront.<p>In their most traditional form, museums encapsulate the past, and the Museum of the City of New York’s first permanent installation, open this month, fulfills that expectation. Visitors to <i>New York at its</i> …

8 Really Cute Pairs of Sneakers to Buy Once You’re Over Stan Smiths

A.K.A. right now.<p>Keepingat least one pair of easy, casual sneakers in your arsenal is a good idea for obvious reasons. But finding a pair that won’t have you twinning with 10 people before you even step inside your office is even better. No offense to Stan Smiths, but we’re just ready to look at …

Shoes