Azuri Technologies

Azuri is a leading commercial provider of Solar Home Systems for rural off-grid homes.

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World Bank now labels Kenya ‘birthplace of a flourishing private solar industry

The World Bank, through its project appraisal document for off-grid solar access, heaps praise on the vibrancy of Kenya’s private sector-led solar projects. Kenya is the birthplace of a flourishing private solar industry, including the innovative pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model. Many companies started their solar business in Kenya and since then have expanded into other markets, the World Bank says. The exploding demand for off-grid solar power solutions in remote villages gave rise to equipment vendors like Nairobi-based M-Kopa and attracted multinationals such as UK firm Azuri Technologies, Indian company Orb Energy and Germany-based Mobisol.

January 10 2019

Azuri Technologies Named in Red Herring Top 100 Europe

Azuri Technologies, a leading commercial provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems for rural off-grid homes, was named in the Red Herring Top 100 Europe. A prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees were evaluated on a quantitative and qualitative criterion, which included disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

April 18 2018
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Electrification Financing Initiative


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is a flexible financial facility funded by the European Commission and managed by the Association, aims to support investments that increase and/or improve access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services. The projects must lead to new and improved connections for populations living principally in rural, under-served areas as well as regions affected



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is an impact fin-tech company, bringing access to electricity to the 1.1 billion people currently living without.

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leading international banking group, with more than a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets.

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