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  • Mitsubishi buys into off-grid solar company BBOXX

    first_imgMitsubishi buys into off-grid solar company BBOXX FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:A British energy firm lighting up homes in Africa with pay-as-you-go solar power has secured £40m to extend its reach to Asia with the help of Japan’s Mitsubishi. The conglomerate has taken a stake in off-grid solar company BBOXX through the start-up’s latest funding round, which will power the Africa-focused company deeper into Asia.The funds will also help BBOXX, which operates in Rwanda, Kenya, Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to break into new African markets, where an estimated one in three people live without reliable access to electricity.BBOXX is one of a growing number of energy companies to plug into the demand for energy across Africa and south Asia. The falling cost of solar technology and the strength of mobile banking across Africa have encouraged major investments from global energy companies including US giant General Electric and France’s EDF and Engie.BBOXX and its rivals use mobile money to charge customers a monthly fee for the use of mini solar panels and ultra-efficient lighting strips. The fixed-period contracts usually run for about two years, until the equipment is paid off. Customers can then choose to keep their existing kit and use the electricity for free, or upgrade their system to include more panels and extra appliances under a new contract.Earlier this year, BBOXX sold a 50% stake in its Togo-based business to EDF Energy in return for funding to help grow the company.It operates about 270,000 solar systems, of which 200,000 are monitored remotely by software that uses machine learning to track customers’ energy use and payments. In time, BBOXX hopes to broaden its reach beyond energy to include gas, water, internet and loans. The company’s largest rival, Fenix International, supplies 500,000 homes and was snapped up by Engie in late 2017.More: Mitsubishi invests in UK company to bring off-grid solar to Asialast_img read more


    first_imgFormer Donegal star Adrian Hanlon pictured with James O’Hagan.FEATURES: A new bar owner has warned local GAA players to be on their best behaviour – or they’ll receive the black card from him!James O’Hagan has taken ownership of The Corner Bar in Dungloe. The popular taxi man has decided to take over the local bar – but his new policies will directly effect Dungloe GAA players.The Corner Bar was a popular haunt for Dungloe GAA players before it closed, but they may now have to find a new watering hole! O’Hagan is an integral part of Tony Boyle’s backroom team at the club – and he has warned any Dungloe players frequenting his new premises to be on their best behaviour.He doesn’t want to see any of the players drinking anything other than water in the bar! He’s hoping his strict stance will educate the players on the importance of rehydrating their bodies after a hard match by taking the right fluids!O’Hagan has ferried people from all over the Rosses over the last two decades – and is a much loved local character.He officially opens the bar today and Donegal GAA star Eamon McGee – who O’Hagan has picked up on an occasion or two – will officially cut the ribbon for him.O’Hagan will be assisted in running the bar by Paul Bonner.There will be LIVE music tonight to celebrate the opening with WORK MATES getting the party underway from 10pm.Emily Whelan will play LIVE on Saturday night and there will be LIVE sport available all throughout the weekend. We’d like to wish James well on his venture and wish him every success in the future.NEW BAR BOSS WARNS ROWDY GAA PLAYERS THEY’LL GET THE BLACK CARD! was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more