‘Off the Grid Club’ to be launched at Africa Energy Forum

Off the Grid Club to be launchedThe Off the Grid Club is determined to help Africa meet its target in the international drive for universal access to energy by 2030. (Image Source: Theodore Scott/Flickr)EnergyNet will launch the Off the Grid Club, a club dedicated to provide a networking platform for Africa’s off grid energy sector, at Africa Energy Forum, London

The club aims to foster relationships between off-the-grid technology providers, micro-financiers and regional leaders in order to build momentum for the development of off-the- grid power solutions and energy access in Africa.

The club will be launched by EnergyNet, an organiser of forums and collaborations designed to facilitate investment into Africa’s power and industrial sectors. The club will be launched with the support of its founding members Shake Your Power, a social enterprise that focuses on providing clean energy and education to off-grid Africa, PowerTurtle, the mobile renewable energy platform and Solektra International, an organisation working for sustainable and affordable energy solutions in Africa.

The ‘off-the-grid’ focus of this initiative aims to take advantage of falling energy prices and improved battery technology, which together provide a viable way to access energy in rural locations.

“We have to work together to find commercial opportunities for long-term, not just short-term development. This means identifying market-ready products that are proven to deliver access to energy now, coupled with helping communities establish the infrastructure they can build on to stimulate economic growth moving forward,” said EnergyNet managing director Simon Gosling.

The club will be launched with a festival-style with a gig bringing together an eclectic mix of artists celebrating African music at the Africa Energy Forum in London on 23rd June.

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