A pioneering off-grid solar developer has raised €1 million through a crowd funding platform that supports sustainable power innovations.

BBOXX, which supplies 250,000 to 400,000 Rwandans with solar energy tech, will use the money from TRINE to now scale up its in impact in Kenya.

“The speed at which these funds were raised shows the enormous interest in tackling energy poverty. There are over one billion people without access to reliable electricity; it is a truly global challenge,” said Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and co-founder of BBOXX. ”Our smart solar systems provide reliable energy access, delivering power for lights, home appliances and smartphones, which make a huge impact to economic development among the world’s poorest communities.”

He added: ”We will be using the €1 million raised to expand our operations in Kenya to deliver the on-grid experience to a further 10,000 households.”