PREO is a demand-led productive use of renewable energy (PURE) programme improving the livelihoods of communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Indo-Pacific regions through partnerships, knowledge sharing and innovation.
Funding for innovative, off-grid PURE business models in sub-Saharan Africa that support economic prosperity and job creation in local value chains.
Tailored assistance to enterprises and organisations seeking to improve their viability, productivity and community impact using our pool of highly-trained experts.
A repository of information for actors across the PURE value chain to break down investment barriers and disseminate best practice learnings.
Founded in 2018, Charm Impact’s mission is to combat the financial exclusion of clean energy entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa who have challenges accessing the financing they need to grow their…
TRī is an early-stage electric mobility company offering affordable three-wheeled vehicles to professional drivers on a lease-to-own scheme.
Ecobodaa is a Kenyan e-mobility start-up with a mission to provide affordable, electric motorcycle taxis to riders in Nairobi on a lease-to-own payment plan.
Hinckley Associates, in collaboration with CMU and Fan Milk, is spearheading an initiative to produce second life lithium battery packs to power fridge-freezers in Nigeria’s cold chain sector.
Good Nature Agro (GNA) aims to introduce solar-powered borehole and irrigation systems to allow farmers to take on new crops and grow their earnings.
OnePower (1PWR) is a solar power developer based in Lesotho with both on-grid and off-grid projects.
BURN designs, manufactures, and sells affordable and energy-efficient clean cookstoves to low-income households in developing economies.
LAGAZEL is the first company to manufacture solar lamps in Africa, providing a quality local solution to households that do not have access to electricity.
Innovex is a technology company based in Uganda focused on embedded systems, connected devices, web and software development, and wireless communication technologies.
4R Digital aims to launch affordable solar water pumps and irrigation kits in Kenya, with water equipment supplier partners Davis and Shirtliff.
Securing off-grid electricity supply for Curafa™ points of care for integrated healthcare services to improve sustainability and continuity of healthcare in underserved populations in rural areas.
Simusolar is an agriculture equipment supplier focused on providing solar-powered products that have a direct and significant impact on productivity.
Roam (formerly operating as Opibus) is an electric mobility company with an ambitious goal: to electrify Africa one vehicle at the time.
Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA) is piloting access to innovative applications of solar energy for off-grid milk pasteurisation and cooling to generate sustainable livelihoods.
Heifer International aims to transform the rural dairy value chain through the Solar for Sustainable Income in Dairy (SSID) project in Uganda.
VOLT-TERRA seeks to increase profitability of mini-grids in agricultural value chains by applying the cutting-edge KeyMaker Model (KMM).
In Malawi, agriculture is mostly rain-fed. This reliance on one growing season and erratic rainfall results in unreliable yields and quality of produce.
REPARLE is developing an off-grid electrification project in Northern Uganda that uses hybrid solar and gasification solutions to turn agricultural residues into electricity for microgrids in rural refugee and host…
Zembo (Zero Emission Motorcycle Boda) is a start-up company that provides sustainable mobility solutions for Africa.
Through this PREO-funded project, ClearSky Power (CSP) aims to install photovoltaic powered drip irrigation (PVDI) systems at farms in Somaliland.
Congolese coffee company Café Kivu seeks to address this issue by sourcing, roasting, packaging and marketing the best coffees from the Kivu region of the DR Congo locally, thereby capturing…
Through this PREO-funded project, Koolboks aims to develop a sustainable business model for female fish traders in Nigeria by providing access to off-grid solar refrigerators.
Farm mechanisation is unaffordable and scarce for many rural smallholder farmers in East Africa. As a result, labour intensive activities like ploughing, threshing and milling are still largely done by…
PEG Africa plans to provide 160 solar-irrigation systems on credit to underserved smallholder farmers in Senegal to help improve the productivity of vegetable farms.
Imara Tech is developing a portfolio of agricultural machines that can be powered by clean energy and used to establish profitable, income-generating businesses in off-grid areas.
Afya Research Africa is installing solar energy systems across its network of rural medical centres (Ubuntu-Afya Kiosks) and linked public health facilities.
InspiraFarms is providing compact first mile cooling infrastructure to small scale farmers in Kenya.
The KeyMaker Model is a new way of looking at the mini-grid business.
Equatorial Power, Mobilizing Electricity for Productive End Uses and Fishermen eMobility in Lake Victoria.
M-KOPA Solar aims test the economic viability of micro and small businesses in rural Kenya, through access to an affordable smartphone bundles with business management tools and low-cost internet connectivity.