Off-grid solar energy provider BBOXX is working with EDF to transform a community in Togo with solar power. Part of its vision for the ‘community of the future’ – labelled Tomorrow’s Connected Community in Togo – it will result in 4000 inhabitants of a Togo village having their streetlights, shops, schools and households run off solar.

Tomorrow’s Connected Community demonstrates our ability to supply electricity and other essential utilities to not only individual households, but to entire communities and businesses. By working with partners, we can truly deliver a decentralised and digitalised future in the developing world at scale. We have shown what can be possible and we look forward to rolling this “community of the future” out across other locations globally,” said Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and Co-Founder of BBOXX. “This demonstrates our commitment to managing rapid urbanisation and meeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 to create sustainable cities and communities – in addition to the other 10 out of 17 SDGs to which BBOXX is also contributing. This marks an important stride towards our vision of achieving 100% electrification for the first time on the continent and beyond.”