Cheaper, cleaner power for African enterprises

Matthew Tilleard, Managing Partner at CrossBoundary Energy

My life has been driven by the question of how we can end extreme poverty while creating a sustainable world.

  • CrossBoundary Energy provides solar power to African companies through long term power purchase agreements, reducing their power bills by up to 40% and cutting carbon emissions.
  • In Africa, 70% of electricity demand is from business - growth is held back by lack of access or reliable supply.
  • While solar power is cheaper than ever, companies do not want the upfront cost of installation nor the maintenance involved – instead they can sign a contract with CrossBoundary.
  • Cheaper power enables economic growth, while cleaner energy reduces the environmental impact of development.
  • They now have over 6.5MW of projects in operation or construction including a 33,000 m2 rooftop carport at a Kenyan mall, which can power more than 550 homes in Nairobi and will offset about 18,750 tonnes of carbon over its lifetime.

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