Listen to Bill Lenihan — CEO at ZOLA Electric on how they are powering the energy transition and revolutionizing energy access.

January 13, 2022

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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