In episode 10 of the WattPod we speak to Bill Lenihan, CEO of ZOLA Electric about how their technology is improving the lives of millions.
Energy access remains one of the world’s great problems and is being addressed front-on by some amazing and innovative companies such as ZOLA. Bill reminds us that energy access is not an off-grid issue that affects only the underprivileged people in rural Africa. Unreliable and unaffordable energy impacts the lives of over 2 Billion people globally who lack a primary power source — be they rich or poor, on-grid or off. He also highlights the social impact of ZOLA’s work.
ZOLA Electric has its roots in providing clean energy access to Africa and emerging markets and today is a leading technology company delivering energy access in 10 countries across 3 continents. I like to think of ZOLA as the Tesla of off-grid solutions. They are a leading technology developer working with amazing partners such as Tesla, EDF Renouvelables, TotalEnergies, DBL Partners, Vulcan Capital, FMO — Dutch entrepreneurial development bank and USAID who are supporting ZOLA’s unique purpose, market position, and customer proposition to deliver energy solutions to millions globally.
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