Energy Access and Renewable Energy

Related to our mission of poverty alleviation and also addressing the climate crisis, DFIC and DFCF support companies or projects that are focused on solutions to energy access and energy poverty, financing clean energy, and other renewable energy solutions, with an emphasis on lower income countries and less advantaged communities.

DFIC and affiliates have invested in the following organizations: (Some investments are listed under more than one focus area.)

(Mexico, Global)

Popular Power

Popular Power offers an end-to-end digital solution for companies installing or managing distributed solar systems. Via its web + mobile app, Popular Power enables solar operators to view data from their assets, their workforce, and their customers— all in one place.

 

(South Sudan)

SunGate Solar Solutions

SunGate is a solar design, installation, and service company committed to improving conditions in South Sudan through the delivery of sustainable solar energy for private, public, and commercial customers.

DFCF is a founding investor in SunGate and has been actively involved in the management of SunGate via Board participation, financial management, and strategic and technical support.

 

(Global)

Sparkmeter

SparkMeter is a smart-meter technology company that provides complete smart grid solutions tailored to utilities operating in emerging markets.

DFCF has participated on the Board of Sparkmeter since 2018.

 

(Bangladesh and India)

SOLshare

SOLshare has developed a solution (meters and software) that interconnects solar home systems, monetizing excess solar energy in real time with mobile money and empowering rural communities to earn a direct income from the sun.

(USA)

Navajo Power

Navajo Power is a Public Benefit Corporation that develops utility-scale clean energy projects on tribal lands, and maximizes the economic benefits for local communities.

 

(USA)

SunWealth

SunWealth offers investment and loan funds to support development of solar energy projects to provide businesses, municipalities and community organizations with access to affordable solar power while creating powerful social, environmental and financial returns.

 

(Nigeria)

SHYFT Power Solutions

SHYFT has developed an IoT technology to support effective integration of solar and storage systems. SHYFT’s solution drives solar and battery adoption and enables widespread access to clean, reliable and affordable energy.

 

 

(Indonesia)

Gree New Energy

Gree New Energy develops, finances, builds and operates biogas-to-energy projects in Indonesia, that not only treat industrial wastewater and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also turn environmental liabilities into clean energy, organic fertilisers and other commodities for rural communities.

 

(Navajo Nation)

Navajo Power Home

Navajo Power Home provides affordable solar power to Navajo homes that do not have access to electricity. Navajo Power Home is a collaboration between Navajo Power, a utility-scale solar developer, and iluméxico, a solar service provider for off-grid households in Mexico and Colombia.

(Kenya)
Giraffe Bioenergy

Giraffe Bioenergy is developing and growing drought-resistant cassava to be used for local manufacturing of ethanol cooking fuel to serve the growing clean cooking market in Kenya, and also improving food security and increasing incomes of smallholder farmers, mostly women.

(US, Latin America)

Caban Systems

Description coming.

(Mexico)

Solara Energy

Solara Energy is a fintech company that provides solutions to installers and contractors and provides financing for commercial/industrial solar projects that are offered on as a lease / subscription model to save money and non-renewable energy.

(USA)

Green New Deal Fund

An initiative of Capital Good Fund, the GNDF is a solar leasing program that allows lower-income home-owners to take advantage of solar tax incentives.

 

(Lesotho, Benin)

One Power Africa

OnePower or 1PWR is a Lesotho-based developer and operator of microgrids and solar projects. Already operating 10 grids in rural villages in Lesotho, 1PWR is expanding in Lesotho and to other countries in Africa.

 

(Benin, Togo)

PowerOn C+I

Power:On provides financing and technical services for commercial solar projects in Benin and Togo, also marketed via the Kalao brand.

 

(Guatemala)

Albedo Solar

Albedo Solar provides financing to installers and contractors for commercial/industrial solar projects in Guatemala which increase the rate at which solar energy can be deployed by commercial users.

 

(Haiti and Global)

Participant Power

Participant Power is a microgrid development company that was formed by Earthspark International for the expansion of solar-powered microgrids in Haiti and elsewhere. Participant Power is currently scaling up from 2 to 24 community energy systems in Haiti which will directly serve over 80,000 people with clean, reliable, affordable electricity and unlock opportunity for people living in and around those rural towns.