At Acumen’s Energy Summit in London, we chatted with sector experts about the current state of investing in off-grid energy. Collectively, we examined the types of capital required to scale off-grid energy companies and the magnitude of investment needed to achieve universal energy access.
Led by Daniel Goldfarb, CEO of Lendable, and Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of a growth fund for off-grid energy startups in East Africa, the conversation identified and addressed often overlooked barriers standing in our collective pathway to scale off-grid solutions.
There were three key threads that emerged.
- To reduce risk, understand your customer.
- Sobering perspective on “real” market maturity.
- There is a need for the right kind of capital.
- Author: Leslie Labruto
- Source: Acumen.org
- Published: December 07, 2017