Nairobi: Enel and Seedstars give a prize to the best African startup for energy access

Enel X and the Swiss group Seedstars awarded the Africa Energy Prize to the Kenyan startup SolarFreeze at the RES-EXPO conference in Nairobi

Published on 24 January 2018

Nairobi: Enel and Seedstars give a prize to the best African startup for energy access

The Kenyan startup SolarFreeze received recognition as the best African startup for energy access during the RES-EXPO “Renewable Energy in East Africa: New Frontiers” conference at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya.

SolarFreeze was awarded the Africa Energy Prize by Enel X and the Swiss group Seedstars for its innovative solar-powered system which enables small farmers and local merchants to refrigerate products without having to hook up to the electricity grid. SolarFreeze will take part in a quarterly plan offered by Seedstars which includes acceleration services and financial support, worth about $50,000.

We are delighted to support a company that promotes the development of rural villages through innovative electrification solutions

Riccardo Amoroso

Head of Innovation and Product Lab - Enel X

Almost 600 million people do not have access to electricity in Africa. Resolving energy issues with an entrepreneurial spirit and technological capacity is therefore a fundamental objective

Alisée de Tonnac

CEO – Seedstars

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