Renewable Energy

Nigerian energy startup, Rensource secures €500,000 debt financing

August 01, 2018 · 1 min read
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Lagos-based renewable energy startup, Rensource, earlier today announced securing a new external investment to the tune of €500,000.

In the month of January this year, the renewable energy startup secured $3.5 million in bridge financing to expand the business. Based on that, we predicted that the startup might be on its way to a huge Series A funding round in the following months.

Far from the huge sum we anticipated, the new investment will still go a long way to providing access to electricity to as many Nigerians as possible.

Also important to note is that the new investment is coming as a loan from Trine Financial Limited, a financial service company that invests in solar energy markets involved in distribution and managing the solar products.

Besides its January investment, Rensource had secured a previous funding round of $1.1 million in 2016, thus bringing the total investment raised in external funding since that time to $5.5 million.

Rensource was founded with the mission to deliver affordable solar systems to households and businesses in Nigeria in order to replace the heavy usage of generators.

It introduced a tiered subscription-based business model in March 2017 that enabled customers to pay to use energy, rather than own the infrastructure. This means customers can save a lot of money by switching to solar.

Since it was founded in 2015, Rensource has managed well over 1500 paying customers.

Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

Ifeanyi Ndiomewese

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Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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