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Clean Energy 

Electricity to charge your phone, a light for you to study at night, and a fridge to sell cooled drinks; for people who can't connect to the electrical grid, clean energy solutions are life-changing.

 

 

 

Investments in clean energy businesses contribute to more provision of clean energy to individuals and companies and are paramount to creating an impact on the environment, health, and living conditions. 

 

The current Lendahand portfolio supports clean energy companies providing solar home systems to households, solar systems for productive use, and biogas digesters for agribusinesses. Each of these categories impacts the lives of their beneficiaries differently.

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Company Profile

Biogas for farmers

Sistema.bio is transforming organic waste into biogas and biofertilisers. Their biogas digesters help 400 million smallholder farmers worldwide to meet domestic energy and biofertilizer needs. It helps them generate savings and increase yields and incomes while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The health benefits for farmer households are significant too, as they can use biogas instead of expensive and toxic kerosene or wood fire to cook on.

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Company Profile

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Solar energy for all

Solar systems come in all shapes and sizes, meeting other's needs as fits. Solar home systems for households, such as UpOwa offers, enable families in rural areas of Cameroon to light a solar lamp after nightfall, have access to information through radio or TV, and charge a phone. No wonder solar home systems were in high demand during the COVID pandemic.

Q&A: Environmental Impact of Solar Home Systems

In 2021 Max conducted thesis research for Lendahand and its UK-based crowdfunding platform Energise Africa. Both platforms finance companies in Africa that provide people and businesses with access to solar-powered electricity.

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Max Steenbrink  -

MSc Urban Environmental Management, Wageningen University

In 2021 Max conducted thesis research for Lendahand and its UK-based crowdfunding platform Energise Africa. Both platforms finance companies in Africa that provide people and businesses with access to solar-powered electricity.

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Message from Redavia

Redavia offers solar power plant leasing services to companies in Ghana and Kenya. How do businesses in sub-Saharan Africa benefit from solar energy? Lendahand had the opportunity to visit Redavia’s current biggest solar power plant in Kenya. The plant reduces operational costs and increases productivity and investments in infrastructure. It enhanced a ripple effect of sustainable growth and job creation.

Ann Karimi - Redavia Solar

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Erwin Spolders  -

CEO Redavia Solar

"Lendahand has been crucial for REDAVIA because it is the agile, reasonably-priced, impact-focused, yet business-minded funder that we were looking for for years."

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COP26

Dedicated to financing companies in the clean energy sector in the Lendahand family is crowdfunding platform Energise Africa, founded by Lendahand and Ethex in 2017. Their innovative approach to grow climate change solutions was awarded the UN Global Climate Change Award at COP26. The investments team at Lendahand works closely with Energise Africa and manages the investments to be found on the UK-based platform.

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