CIZO: Sun King Group buys Soleva

Monday, 17 October 2022 16:56
CIZO: Sun King Group buys Soleva

(Togo First) - Sun King, the solar home energy solutions provider, recently revealed it acquired Soleva, an operator and distributor of off-grid solutions active in Togo, among other countries.

Before Sung King bought Soleva, the two businesses were partners on the Cizo project, a rural electrification project initiated by the Togolese presidency. Under their partnership, Soleva distributed the solar kits of Sun King, formerly GreenLight Planet, in Togo. 

Soleva was founded in June 2019, by Charles Sena Ayenu, a Togolese, and Andrew Carter, an Anglo-American. When it launched, the firm said it hoped to sell 300,000 Sun King solar kits over five years. 

Following the acquisition, Sun King, the world’s biggest off-grid solar energy company, said it would keep Soleva’s commitments.

"We are very pleased that Sun King is continuing the mission we began when we founded SOLEVA Togo in 2018, and we wish them great success in serving the underserved population in Togo," said Charles Sena Ayenu and Andrew Carter, co-founders of SOLEVA.

Sun King will now be offering electrification solutions to beneficiaries of the CIZO program with direct operations under the name Soleva. It will distribute two domestic systems in particular, the Home 200X and the Home 500X, which can light up to four rooms, increasing the productive hours in the household. In total, two million Togolese will be equipped with this energy by 2030.

According to Togo's Minister of Energy and Mines, Mawunyo Mila Aziablé, Sun King will "accelerate SOLEVA's efforts to provide solar home systems to rural households in order to achieve the country's goal.”

The CIZO initiative, let’s recall, is a program to extend the grid in Togo, and develop off-grid solar energy, through the sale of solar kits to homes that are in remote parts of the country and by building and operating mini solar plants.

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