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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

  • NYC holds general assembly this weekend

    first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! The National Youth Council is getting set hold its General Assembly this weekend.The event which is carded for the Grand Bay Primary School from 10:am on Saturday is expected highlight the president’s address for 2009-11.Elections of the National Executive for the next two years will also be on the agenda.The current President Mr. Delroy Williams has held this postition since August 2008. He replaced Mr. Kelvar Darroux who is now the Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency.Mr. Williams confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that he intends to challenge his position and will indicate what his plans are during his president report at the general assembly.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews NYC holds general assembly this weekend by: – July 15, 2011center_img 7 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

  • Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney applies for open seat

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— Prosecutor Ed Black has been appointed judge of the 26th Circuit Court of Alpena County. This coming November, Black has the option to run for the six year term as judge for the 26th Circuit, which means his former position as prosecutor for Alpena County is up for grabs.Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Cynthia Muszynski is the first candidate to apply for the open seat. The Alpena native has served ten years at the prosecutor’s office with a focus on sexual assault cases.Muszynski has worked closely with the Children’s Advocacy Center and the 88th District Drug Court for nonviolent drug offenders. The wife and mother of two plans to continue to build relationships within the community and to expand local programs provided to residents.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local school district approves bid for repairsNext Alpena City Council votes for medical marijuana facilitieslast_img read more