Solar Energy: Investing in a brighter future for Africa
Invest in pioneering businesses that install life-changing solar systems in homes in Sub-Saharan Africa - bringing clean energy and economic opportunities to families, whilst aiming to generate a 4 - 6% annual return for investors.
Now Innovative Finance ISA eligible.View Projects Why Solar
An investment in an Energise Africa project delivers:
ACCESS TO CLEAN ELECTRICITY
Families have convenient access to affordable, cleaner and better quality light - reducing exposure to toxic kerosene fumes.
INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES
Improved livelihoods as parents have improved income generating opportunities and children can further their education.
Up to 6% RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
Your investment generates a financial return, whilst creating a positive social and environmental impact.
BBOXX Capital Ltd - Rwanda 1: 5% Bond
Your investment will help BBOXX to install 2,500 Solar Home Systems in Rwanda
Azuri Tech - Kenya SolarPlus 2: 5% Bond
Your investment will help Azuri to provide clean energy to 500 households in Kenya
How your investment works
1. Choose a project
The businesses working with Energise Africa are providing small solar systems to families throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
2. Lend money
You can invest as little as £50. And you can add more to your investment at any time. For some projects, UK aid and Virgin Unite will match your investment which will help to amplify its impact.
3. Create opportunities for families
Your investment will be instrumental in providing the funds needed to build the businesses and infrastructure to enable African families to access affordable and clean solar energy – transforming lives.
4. Get your money back with interest
Every six months, you will receive both interest and a capital repayment from your chosen business. You can see these payments in your account. Please remember your capital is at risk and repayments are not guaranteed.
What African families are saying about solar energy
Latest News and Updates
A £3 million milestone is an encouraging step towards achieving Global Goals
Energise Africa has raised over £3 million in funding for 25 projects in rural areas of Africa, with investors earning a potential return of up to 6%. Find out more about the on the ground impact here.
Our UK investors raise £1.7M to deliver Azuri solar power to rural Africa
The partnership between Azuri and Energise Africa enables retail investors to support the transformation of Africa and at the same time, make a potential return of 5% per annum on their investment.
New annual £2.5 million crowdfunding initiative launched by BBOXX and Lendahand Ethex
Lendahand Ethex partners with BBOXX to raise a target £2.5 million per year via a series of retail focused investment offers to deliver life changing solar home systems whilst targeting a 5 % annual return.
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Energise Africa: Financing Off Grid Solar Solutions
‘The Africa Energy Forum: Off The Grid’ invited Lendahand Ethex’s Managing Director Danny den Hartog to speak about the importance of providing flexible financing for Off Grid Solar Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
How funding solar access in Africa is helping bring impact investing opportunities to UK investors
Find out how impact investing is not longer aimed solely at experienced investors or institutions with large portfolios; new opportunities are opening up for eligible socially-motivated investors to make a positive impact with their money.