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February 13, 2018

New York, NY (February 13, 2018) — Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, and Gaia Impact Fund, a venture fund specializing in clean energy, announced today their investment in Azimuth (trading as Easy Solar), a pay-as-you-go solar distribution company operating i...

January 24, 2018

Acumen's Energy Impact Report analyzes the results of their 2017 Lean Data Energy Project. Acumen talked to more than 5,500 customers across 11 countries - including Easy Solar in Sierra Leone - focusing on 18 impact indicators ranging from income level to energy acces...

January 4, 2018

Easy Solar is among the 49 organisations from 16 countries, chosen to go through to the next stage of judging. 


November 15, 2017

"When Acumen first began investing in West Africa in 2011, we believed that many of the business models, products and services would translate from East Africa. Overcoming contextual differences, such as access to mobile money and a willingness to pay, was tougher than...

September 25, 2017

"Just one percent of the rural population in Sierra Leone has access to energy. No television in the evening, no outlets for charging phones, no lights to turn off before going to sleep—just darkness. Meanwhile, those with energy access are “energy poor,” spending an u...

July 6, 2017

Meet the people of Songo village, Easy Solar's first village that's had electricity for more than a year, and hear what solar means to them

May 15, 2017

"When night falls in Sierra Leone, millions must sit in darkness or pay for expensive, polluting kerosene or battery-powered torchlights in order to work, cook, and read. Now, Easy Solar, a startup created by Columbia grads, helps bring low-cost, solar-powered energy t...

March 28, 2017

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, in collaboration with Power for All, is hosting a no-cost webinar to highlight the impact to date, current opportunities, and remaining challenges in...

December 11, 2016

Nthabi discusses all things Easy Solar and some of the exciting and challenging elements of entrepreneurship with Lionesses of Africa, a platform which highlights stories of women engaged in inspiring entrepreneurial endeavors across the continent.

"One of the biggest c...

August 12, 2016

Lamin is a 24-year old sustainable energy enthusiast from the Songo Village in the Western Rural Area of Sierra Leone. He works for Easy Solar, a local sustainable company founded by Azimuth Solar. Azimuth is a start-up aiming to provide high-quality solar products and...

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