Questions from the Crowd: Working conditions and employee rights at Rift Valley Roses

Questions from the Crowd: Working conditions and employee rights at Rift Valley Roses

In our Questions from the Crowd series, we address questions from crowdinvestors about our projects and business model in open blog articles. Got a question? Write to us here.  The following question is regarding the 75 kWp solar system project for Rift Valley Roses flower farm in Kenya, which is currently being financed on the crowdinvesting platform www.ecoligo.investments. Question from a crowdinvestor (Paraphrased) The flower farm industry in Kenya is known for poor working conditions. What makes Rift Valley Roses different? Rift Valley Roses’ response: We value our employees very highly and work hard to ensure that they have rewarding, safe…

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ecoligo and SMA Sunbelt partner to provide high-quality components for ecoligo’s solar installations in Ghana

ecoligo and SMA Sunbelt partner to provide high-quality components for ecoligo’s solar installations in Ghana

Accra, Berlin and Niestetal, 10 July 2018: ecoligo GmbH and SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH have formed a new partnership in Ghana to develop solar projects using SMA inverters and other high-quality equipment procured by SMA Sunbelt. The cooperation, which brings the German manufacturer’s trusted technology together with ecoligo’s solar-as-a-service solution, will ensure the durability and reliability of ecoligo’s solar projects. The move is also a signal of quality to the crowdinvestors who finance ecoligo’s projects on the platform ecoligo.investments. The first project to be included in the partnership is a set of solar power systems for Stanbic Bank’s Dansoman, Kasoa…

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The solar panels were installed in February © Impact Hub Accra

ecoligo.investments funds latest solar project in just 11 hours as German crowd investors show their support for Ghanaian entrepreneurship

Thursday 22nd March 2018 FRANKFURT / BERLIN / ACCRA – German crowdinvestors have shown their support for Ghanaian entrepreneurship after a project to power the Impact Hub in Accra was financed in record time on the ecoligo.investments platform. The financing volume of €14,000 was raised by in just 11 hours by private investors, who will receive 5.50 % interest over a period of 7 years. The project will see the Hub, which fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana’s capital, become the first business in the West African country to benefit from ecoligo’s fully financed solar-as-a-service solution. The solar plus storage…

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Interview with William Senyo from Impact Hub Accra

Interview with William Senyo from Impact Hub Accra

 The latest project to be launched on the ecoligo.investments crowdinvesting platform is to finance a solar system for the Impact Hub in Accra, Ghana. The system has a capacity of 8.8 kWp with a 25 kWh battery system that can provide reliable, clean electricity to the Impact Hub Accra during the night or when there is a power cut. We spoke to William Senyo, the co-founder and CEO of the Impact Hub Accra, to find out what goes on there, how solar will help Ghana’s entrepreneurs and what it means to the Hub to run on solar power. Check…

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Project News: Installation is underway at flower farm

Project News: Installation is underway at flower farm

We are happy to share the news that the installation is underway on the flower farm! The installation of both systems began in July and they are due to be completed in August, as planned. In April, we financed two solar systems for a flower farm in Thika, Kenya, with a total financing volume of 260.000€. As the first projects on our crowdinvesting platform, we are very pleased with the progress and look forward to working with Ariya Leasing, our partner in Kenya, on many more projects. More information can be found here. Pictures from the 132 kWp rooftop system are below….

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