NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – M-KOPA Solar, the world’s leading ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy provider to off-grid homes, has been named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the third time.
The Global Cleantech 100 features companies that are best positioned to solve clean technology challenges and make significant market impact within a 5-10 year timeframe.
“M-KOPA Solar has harnessed mobile and machine-to-machine technology to offer off grid homes affordable solar power. 450,000 homes and millions of people can access clean power, transformational products and services that were previously out of their reach. We are delighted to be listed alongside other global leaders in the clean energy space,” says Jesse Moore, CEO at M-KOPA.
The list is collated by Cleantech Group (CTG) with inputs from a global 86-person Expert Panel.
To qualify, companies must be independent, for-profit and not listed on any major stock exchange.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 9,900 distinct companies from 77 countries.
“From day one, the purpose of the Global Cleantech 100 program was to act as our barometric read on how the many facets that contribute to the emergence and maturing of an innovation theme, like cleantech, (the “doing of more with less”) are changing year on year,” says Richard Youngman, CEO, CTG.
The list is now in its 8th year.
“we see more signals this year of the ongoing mainstreaming of clean technologies, sustainability, and resource efficiency on its journey towards the point where this is just the normal way business is done,” Youngman noted.