About the company

Startup or self-employed

Members type

San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Company size

Xavier Helgesen, Erica Mackey & Joshua Pierce



  • Affordable and clean energy



Alliance member

ZOLA Electric

ZOLA Electric: smart storage + solar power solutions that deliver clean, affordable, reliable power for anyone, anywhere

Worldwide, more than 2.2 billion people and millions of businesses have no access to clean, affordable or reliable power. In Africa, a billion people live without clean, affordable or reliable power. ZOLA Electric is a Silicon Valley solar startup that pioneered ‘Pay As You Go” finance to deliver electricity off-grid in Africa. ZOLA Electric is now democratizing energy access with distributed and decentralized smart storage + solar power systems. Designed in California, ZOLA Electric’s distributed smart storage + solar solutions deliver clean, affordable, reliable 24-hour power to anyone, anywhere. Distributed renewable energy is changing the way people access power in the same way that mobile phones democratized communication. ZOLA’s distributed power solutions make it possible for homes and businesses anywhere to generate, store and consume energy sustainably. ZOLA Electric operates in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Rwanda and Tanzania. Our investors include Tesla, GE, EDF and Helios and has raised more than $250 million in funding.

Company ZOLA Electric

Zola Electric

Offer Zola Electric

Zola Electric makes solar energy accessible and affordable in Africa through micro-finance and mobile money payments.

Zola Electric is the world’s first Solar-as-a-Service company, providing pay-as-you-go solar power to customers in Africa. Zola Electric makes solar energy accessible and affordable through micro-finance and mobile money payments. We deliver affordable and reliable energy services where the grid is non-existent or unreliable. We help our customers to light their homes, power small businesses, stay connected and expand opportunities for work and study. We design and develop innovative technologies, including next-generation lithium batteries and hyper-efficient appliances, such as fans, hair clippers and TVs.

Available in
Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Ivory Coast,

Categories of application
Affordable and clean energy

Sector of application
Clean energy production