ICT playing instrumental role in Mobisol’s successful business model – video

Mobisol Tanzania, the Tanzanian subsidiary of the Germany-based solar service provider Mobisol, has come a long way from a promising EEP pilot project in Tanzania in 2011. Mobisol is now East Africa’s largest rent-to-own solar service provider by capacity installed and a reputable company with 185 permanent employees and over 200 freelancers in Tanzania. Mobisol has so far electrified over 35,000 households in East Africa and has installed more than 3.5MW solar capacity. In total they have saved over 15,500 tons/year of CO2 emissions by substituting fossil fuels. Currently Mobisol is growing at a yearly rate of over 250% and will expand to other East African countries in 2016.

The Mobisol’s business model combines solar energy, mobile technology and microfinance. The ICT plays a key role in the success, enabling the company to use an advance remote monitoring on each individual system sold and follow-up the monthly payments by their customers.

Watch Mobisol’s video:

Read more about the Mobisol project here>> 

Read an article by United Nations Climate Change Newsroom on ‘ICT Helping Tackle Climate Change,
Could Help Cut Global Emissions 20% by 2030″


Photo credit: Mobisol Tanzania

Knowledge Exchange Forum – registration

Invitation to attend our

Fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF)

Nairobi // Tuesday 20 September // the Hilton hotel at 08:00 am 

The KEF concept has been developed by EEP as a main tool in sharing knowledge and experiences between EEP project developers and other stakeholders in the industry.

The positive feedback we received on our earlier KEFs in Johannesburg (2014), Dar-es-Salaam (December 2015) and Windhoek (June 2016) enables us to present you an event that is specifically geared towards EEP project developers. It will see a combination of presentations on the current status of (renewable) energy in the region, options and possibilities for support to your respective projects, announcement of the EEP Project of the Year Award 2016 and of course ample opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network.

Read the Agenda of the forum here:

KEF Nairobi September 2016-programme


UPDATE: Due to unexpected high number of registrations, we have exceeded the venue capacity and the registration have been closed. Thank you for all and we look forward to meet you in Nairobi! 8 September 2016


Complete your registration by the 15th of September here>>

Note: To participate in the KEF is free of charges but registration is compulsory! Seats are limited. 



The two days following the KEF, the East Africa Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) will take place next door at the KICC on 21 & 22 September. This will offer you the opportunity to participate in our KEF and the following day attend the opening address of the EAPIC and visit the associated exhibition and technical workshops. For those of you that are able to stay the two additional days, you can also participate at the EAPIC conference. The opening addresses, technical workshops and exhibition of EAPIC are free of charge to attend.

Note to EEP Project developers: we will be able to give away two free tickets to the full conference (to the EEP projects only) attending our KEF. Register before 30th August and you stand a chance to win!

Details on the event can be found at http://www.eapicforum.com/


Block Tuesday 20 September for the next EEP KEF. We hope to see you in Nairobi!

Photo: by Bio2Watt,  Bronkhorspruit biogas plant, South Africa

EEP Project of The Year 2016 Award

The EEP S&EA will be hosting its fourth Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) on the 20th of September 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. During the KEF, we will also announce the winner of the EEP Project of The Year (2016) competition.

Read the 3 simple rules for the nomination here: EEP_ProjectOfTheYear2016


We warmly encourage every EEP funded project developer to apply for the nomination!

The finalists will be invited to present their projects in the KEF and where after the winner will be announced.
Next to the award, a speaking slot at the African Utility Week / Clean Power Africa conference in Cape Town has been reserved for the winning project.

Please submit your application by the 15th of September 2016!


EEP Project of the Year 2015 was Eco-Fuel Africa. Read more about this inspiring project here>>