Visiting Kenya with President Steinmeier: Impressions from the first day

Visiting Kenya with President Steinmeier: Impressions from the first day

This week, ecoligo CEO Martin Baart is visiting Kenya together with German President Frank Walter Steinmeier and a hand-selected group of German businesses active in the country. Being a part of the economic delegation is an incredible honour and something not many people have the chance to experience. After landing in Kenya, I caught up with Martin to find out how he’s feeling about the trip. How’s it going so far, Martin? It must be pretty exciting. It really is exciting to be part of an economic delegation as part of a bigger political trip. I’m seeing a side of…

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Dreaming of Zebras: 4 things we’re proud of on our 4th birthday

Dreaming of Zebras: 4 things we’re proud of on our 4th birthday

It’s our 4th birthday! As the prosecco corks (beer caps) pop in the ecoligo office, here are 4 things we are proud of having achieved in the last years.   Realising our dream! Four years ago, ecoligo’s founders, Martin Baart and Markus Schwaninger, knew three things: Businesses in emerging markets needed solar energy to grow sustainably A finance gap was stopping solar projects from being realised There was a lack of sustainable, transparent investment opportunities For Martin and Markus, this was an opportunity. They had the ambitious goal to use crowdinvesting to channel that finance to the right place and…

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ecoligo begins operations in Vietnam

ecoligo begins operations in Vietnam

We are excited to announce that ecoligo has opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, marking the beginning of operations in the country. ecoligo Vietnam will be headed by Country Manager Thuong Duong, an experienced manager with a passion for sustainability. To introduce Thuong and the Vietnamese market, we asked him a few questions about his work, motivation and the solar landscape in Vietnam. Hi Thuong, welcome on board! Tell us a bit about your story: what brought you to the renewables industry? I was born and grew up in Long An city, a wonderful farm hub in…

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ecoligo and Yingli Namene inaugurate 110 kWp solar system for flower breeder United Selections

ecoligo and Yingli Namene inaugurate 110 kWp solar system for flower breeder United Selections

United Selections, a flower breeder in Kenya’s Nakuru county, has inaugurated a 110 kWp solar system at their open days event last week. The event’s theme was “breeding a colourful future sustainably”, a topic that is high on United Selections’ agenda and encouraged their move to solar energy. The project was implemented by ecoligo, a German-based company, together with EPC partners Yingli Namene Solar. Rasmus Hansen, ecoligo’s Managing Director in Kenya, said: “We always value the opportunity to showcase our projects. Potential customers can learn more about using solar energy and imagine how their own project might look, while our…

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276 kWp Solaranlage – Central University Lehre & Administration

Ghana’s largest private university goes solar

Accra and Berlin, 17th October 2019: A 401 kWp solar system for Central University in Ghana was inaugurated on Tuesday, marking an important milestone in Ghana’s transition to clean energy. The system was implemented by solar financier ecoligo in collaboration with local installer Yingli Namene West Africa, who is responsible for procurement, installation and maintenance. Both companies have been established in Ghana since 2017. The project was enabled by ecoligo’s fully financed solar-as-a-service model, which removes the financial and technical barriers for businesses to use solar energy. Over 80 guests attended the inauguration, including representatives from the Energy Commission and…

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It’s time for global change! Join us for the #ClimateStrike

It’s time for global change! Join us for the #ClimateStrike

The climate crisis is finally hitting the mainstream. Thanks to Greta Thunberg and the young people of the Fridays For Future movement, the last year has seen a huge shift in the global consciousness. However, we’re not there yet. As a climate-focused company and a member of Entrepreneurs For Future, we’re well aware that while we feel this change happening all around us, we’re also still in a bubble. But that’s about to change. On Friday the 20th of September, climate action will make global history. People of all ages and backgrounds are taking to the streets to demand climate…

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3 million Euros raised on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform

3 million Euros raised on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform

Another fantastic milestone has been reached on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform: 3 million Euros has been raised for 30 solar and energy efficiency projects! A total of 933 impact-driven crowdinvestors have raised the amount, which will save around 39,000 tonnes of CO2 over the project lifetimes. We’re inspired and motivated by the individuals who want to invest in making our world more sustainable and love that we can make this possible. More great projects are coming up on the platform soon: be a part of the movement and earn great returns by signing up at www.ecoligo.investments. Make investments. Make them…

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ecoligo closes financing round of EUR 2.5 million to expand solar-as-a-service solution in emerging markets

ecoligo closes financing round of EUR 2.5 million to expand solar-as-a-service solution in emerging markets

Funding will enable ecoligo to accelerate growth and contribute to global climate protection. Berlin, July 17, 2019 – The Berlin start-up ecoligo will receive EUR 2.5 million of funding from Saxovent, an investor specializing in ecological investments. Since its foundation in 2016, ecoligo has opened up the solar market for commercial and industrial businesses in emerging markets, driving the energy transition in these countries. The current funding will be used to scale up operations and enter new markets. After closing a seed financing with business angels and InnoEnergy 2 years ago, ecoligo has successfully rolled out its crowd-financed Solar-as-a-Service concept…

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ecoligo celebrates key milestone as one million Euro raised by crowdinvestors to fund solar projects

ecoligo celebrates key milestone as one million Euro raised by crowdinvestors to fund solar projects

Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, 22nd October 2018: Over 1 million Euro has been raised by crowdinvestors to finance solar projects in emerging markets on the ecoligo.investments platform. The milestone demonstrates the potential of individual investors to bridge a well-known finance gap for commercial and industrial (C&I) sector solar projects, consequently transforming a sector where traditional financing methods have failed. This opportunity is an integral part of ecoligo’s fully financed solar-as-a-service business model. The seven-digit-figure has been reached by 327 private investors. In total, 12 projects have been financed on the ecoligo.investments platform, which will save over 19,000 tonnes of…

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ecoligo.investments increases access to sustainable investing with new 100€ investment amounts!

ecoligo.investments increases access to sustainable investing with new 100€ investment amounts!

Crowdinvestors will now be able to invest in solar energy projects in emerging markets from just 100€ on the platform ecoligo.investments. The platform has lowered the minimum investment amount from 500€ to 100€ in a move to enable more people to participate in sustainable investments and accelerate the global energy transition. The change will be in effect from Thursday, the 6th of September, when the next project is scheduled to be launched. Private investors receive returns of 5% or more when they invest in projects on the platform, which provide solar energy to businesses in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Chile…

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