We deploy renewable energy to people with 9% electrification in conflict-affected zones next to the world's "second lung" -- the Congo Basin forest. We believe energy technology can help fight climate change, deforestation, and pollution in Congo.
We were the first to market solar minigrid company in Congo, and have just closed a $4.3 million Series A and are currently structuring our Series B round and seeking investors to help deploy 25 MW of solar hybrid power in Congo.
Energy, Climate Change and Resilience and Natural Resources
Energy, Climate Change and Resilience and Natural ResourcesSEE LESS
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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Funds Raised to Date
Planned Goals and Milestones
We want to scale our deployment of solar hybrid minigrids to reach tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo. We need to fund the deployment of 25 MWp of solar hybrid systems and distribution networks in 2020.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||365|
|New Implemented Countries||Congo, Democratic Republic of the|
|Recruit||5 renewable energy interns|
|New Feature||Utility scale storage and smart metering with possibility of blockchain deployment|
The Team Behind the Innovation
KGE's multinational team is ready to electrify Congo! Our CEO, Jonathan Shaw, was born and raised in Kenya, completed a PhD in African History and, after living in Congo for four years, launched KGE as a solar hybrid minigrid company. Juliana Kerrest, our Financial Director, is a French-American with an MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Baraka Kasali is our Chief Operating Officer--a gifted Congolese administrator. The rest of the team are young Congolese leaders.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH