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

Published on 24 January 2018

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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