EEP Africa Response to COVID-19

Jaza Energy

Solar Energy Hubs for Last-Mile Access

This project will scale up access to clean electricity in rural villages in Tanzania through 60 solar energy hubs. Each hub is operated by local women and offers customers home electrification kits and rental battery packs. Jaza has developed a country-wide network of regional offices and rural community hubs, which allows the company to maintain close relationships with customers and offer operational and technological solutions that are adapted to the local market. EEP Africa financing will enable the company’s expansion and help attract additional growth financing for its business model.

 

Outcome and Impact

The project will enhance energy access for over 15,000 people in remote villages and create operational and management jobs for over 180 local women. Jaza Energy expects to raise an additional EUR 4.75M to further expand its operations in Tanzania within the next 5 years.

Location

Tanzania

Total Project Budget

EUR 770 000

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 320 000

Sector

Solar PV

Type

Scale-up Project | Stand-alone

Project Start

2020 -