Kenyan based Pan-African Energy-as-a-Service company, Solarise Africa has received $ 3 million from EDFI ElectriFI to provide tailored financing solutions for decentralized energy solutions to selected commercial and industrial (C&I) customers across the continent. The funding will advance Africa’s access to clean energy.

Geraldine CrossetElectriFI Senior Investment Officer at EDFI MC said, “As an existing shareholder holding shares under the Series A and the Series B rounds, EDFI ElectriFI is proud to reinforce its partnership with Solarise Africa and to support the service platform to grow its assets portfolio in Kenya. We expect this investment to bridge the funding needs until the company closes its upcoming equity round.”

“Solarise Africa appreciates the trust EDFI ElectriFi continues to place in us with this third investment. With the funds, we can further expand our team and hope to make solar energy a reality for more businesses and to help drive renewable energy adoption on the continent,” added Jan-Albert ValkCo-founder, and CEO, Solarise Africa.

While Solarise Africa has operations across Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Rwanda, this financing is allocated to Kenya, where most of its operations occur. The ElectriFI Country Window for Kenya is developed in partnership with EU Delegations and host governments. It notably contributes to the Kenya National Electrification Strategy in a Team Europe approach. Viruni Capital Partners acted as the sole financial advisor to Solarise Africa on the transaction.

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