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Three solar energy providers get CCISA funding

In Kenya, three suppliers of solar energy for productive use will be supported by the Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in Sub-Sahara Africa (CCISA) program:

OFGEN

The CCI programme will support OFGEN under type 2 grant funding (Financing vehicle/instrument) to establish a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that aims to raise financing in local currency for the development of captive solar power plants for companies in the commercial & industrial (C&I) sector in Kenya. The targeted cumulative solar installation stands at 14MW of solar energy. OFGEN will offer local currency power purchase agreements (PPAs) for solar/hybrid systems for an increased number of C&I users. The pilot project will demonstrate the revenue viability of the solar assets based on local currency.

TREE_SEA.MALS LTD   

The CCI programme will support Tree_Sea.mals  under type 1 grant funding (Transaction costs/advisory)  in order to prove the business model for solar-powered cold rooms for commercial urban meat markets in Kenya. The solar-powered cold room facilities will reduce post-slaughter loss of meat, yielding economic benefits to vendors. The pilot project will prove the sustainable business model and further help scale franchise models for replication in other countries.

ECOLIGO

The CCI programme will support Ecoligo under type 2 grant funding (Financing vehicle/instrument) to set up an SPV to implement a blended portfolio finance approach for C&I solar projects. The funding for the SPV will be provided by both junior unsecured crowd-investors and senior secured institutional lenders. For this pilot project, Ecoligo proposes to target medium sized solar projects (500kWp – 2MW), which are typically too small for institutional investors but too big for only crowd investors. This will enable access to finance for businesses to implement medium scale solar solutions, potentially representing a paradigm shift.

Source: CICSA

 


 

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