Africa Clean Energy (ACE) Programme Competitive Business Facility

Category: Finance
Sub-Categories: Grant Funding, Technical Assistance
User: Private Sector
Donor: Department for International Development (DFID)
Donor Countries: United Kingdom
Description:

The program will catalyze a market-based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services, leading to improved energy access for people in sub-Saharan Africa. The program will work in 14 priority countries: Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Senegal. The program will support technical assistance to improve the enabling environment, and finance for businesses seeking to enter new and emerging SHS markets in sub-Saharan Africa for their start up and early commercialization of ideas.

Locations: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
On- or Off-Grid: Off-Grid
Geography:

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Eligibility:

Enterprises that aim to sell household solar products and services to households. It does not focus on community-wide and larger mini-grids.
Technical Assistance to improve country enabling environments to facilitate markets in household solar.

Last updated: February 16, 2018

Last updated: October 19, 2019