Efficiency for Access Fund gives US$3.7m to solar related technologies in Africa

AFRICA – The Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund has allocated more than 3.75 million dollars to 20 start-ups, three of which are based in Africa for the development of solar-powered technologies. This funding follows a call for projects which saw the participation of several African start-ups, notably Jirogasy, Madagascar based connected objects and solar kits specialist.  Jirogasy developed “Jirodesk V2”, a solar computer project which aims to develop a solar-powered, all-in-one, energy-efficient computer that can be assembled locally. Once the pilot project is completed, the company aims to…

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