Powering Off-grid Communities by Empowering Women
“Without the rural women… in off-grid African communities that come and work for Jaza there wouldn’t be a solution. Diversity and inclusion isn’t an afterthought, it is the ‘how’ our model works.” explains CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Schnurr
Founded in 2015, this Canada-based and Africa-focused start-up works to empower over a billion people without access to clean energy, one solar hub at a time. A 100% operated by women, their distributed network of charging hubs are one-stop energy shops, with solar panels on the roof and 60Wh-180Wh solar batteries ready to be rented. These can generate enough energy to power hundreds of homes. Currently operating at 86 off-grid locations within Nigeria and Tanzania, their mission is to show that there is a viable market for clean energy in Africa and to create an infrastructure that companies can build on top of.
Meet Jaza in Berlin!
Meet the Jaza team, our finalists in the Quality Access & SGD7 category, at the sixth edition of the SET Tech Festival 2022, in Berlin on 20 September. Join us to take a deep-dive into the latest energy technologies, industry insights, the work of most promising start-ups but first and foremost, discover the stories that continually drive energy transition. In the course of the Award ceremony, we will announce the winners of this year’s SET Award from each of the five categories.