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10 entrepreneurs disrupting the African energy business

By Ben White on April 9, 2012

Africa’s strong economic performance over the past ten years, as well as its projected economic growth, mean ever-increasing energy demands across the continent. Unfortunately, power supply has not kept pace. It has become imperative to take definite steps to end energy insecurity and to set Africa on a sustainable energy path. Given its abundant natural resources and the many innovative environment-related financing instruments available, Africa has the opportunity to grow under a low-carbon, clean energy path that not only bridges its energy gap, but also attracts significant private investment in the energy sector in support of strong growth, job creation, and poverty reduction on the continent. Here is a list of 10 VC4Africa entrepreneurs disrupting the African energy business and as ranked by the VC4Africa community.

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