Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 20 - Page 74

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Green Technology Kazang Solar awarded US$1.6m to deliver solar power in Zambia ///////////////////////////// K azang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded US$1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window. Azuri is a leading commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off- grid homes in Africa and has been working with Kazang since 2016. The investment will help Kazang Solar deliver affordable Azuri Quad solar home lighting products to more than 7,000 off-grid customers in rural Zambia. Kazang Solar is one of only three companies to be awarded financi