Lighting up Zambia (Publication)
01-03-2019, Lusaka, Zambia / 'Lighting up Zambia: The impacts of 1.5 years of Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia' presents the impacts thus far of this highly successful programme. Nearly 500,000 Zambians have gained access to modern energy since the programme started in July 2017 - meet some of them in this brochure.
How innovative payment systems are helping Zambians electrify their lives
01-02-2019, Lusaka, Zambia / For just a few Kwacha a day, subsistence farmers in rural Zambia can pay off solar lighting and phone charging systems supplied by Vitalite and Fenix International – two of four companies providing clean and reliable off-grid energy solutions through the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia.
"We are not only providing services and products, we’re also building capacity and improving quality of life."
Meet VITALITE's Customers
08-06-2018, Lusaka, Zambia / With the help of BGFZ, VITALITE aims to sell 95,000 high-quality Solar Home Systems (SHS) by 2021, reaching some 500,000 beneficiaries. This Zambian company is currently scaling up its operations with the aim of reaching all ten provinces of the country. Thus far, VITALITE has sold 5,000 solar home systems, in rural and peri-urban areas including the outskirts of Lusaka. Many customers first hear about VITALITE from friends and neighbours, and some purchase more than one system.
Sweden's Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia signs first contracts with Energy Service Providers. The goal: modern energy for one million Zambians
10-07-2017, Lusaka, Zambia / Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin signed four contracts last Friday with companies offering a variety of rural energy solutions, marking the start of operations of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ)
Power for All on BGFZ: Energy access means jobs in ZambiaNews - 18 March 2019
Ashden highlights BGFZ health impactsNews - 18 March 2019
Sweden announces a major expansion of the Beyond the Grid Fund for ZambiaNews - 21 February 2019
Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Longlisted for Ashden AwardNews - 15 January 2019
Emerging Cooking Solutions' Z-Stove Wins Prestigious Swedish Design AwardNews - 11 June 2018
Vitalite opens Sales & Service Centre in Kitwe, Copperbelt ProvinceNews - 26 February 2018
Standard Microgrid's Matthew Wainwright wins the 2018 African Youth Energy Innovator AwardNews - 21 February 2018
ENGIE accelerates its development in the off-grid energy market by joining forces with FenixPress Release - 19 October 2017
Standard Microgrid wins htext.africa and Standard Bank Innovation ChallengeNews - 23 September 2017
Africa’s largest telco partners with Fenix International to launch off-grid solar in ZambiaPress Release - 1 August 2017
Sweden's Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia signs first contracts with Energy Service Providers. The goal: modern energy for one million ZambiansPress Release - 10 July 2017