Solar Shark Tank - Project Pitch Competition

The Solar Shark Tank competition 2016 was won by: Africa Growth & Energy Solutions (AGES) UK PLC

Africa Growth & Energy Solutions (AGES) UK PLC is developing a portfolio of solar photovoltaic power station projects in Sierra Leone. A power purchase agreement has been signed with the Government of Sierra Leone covering the entire 25MW. In the first phase of the development, a 5MW power station is planned to be implemented near Bo Town, the second largest city of Sierra Leone. The solar farm will add a substantial amount of power to an area, which is otherwise reliant on a hydro station that generates very little during months of dry season. 
AGES is a micro multi-national company with offices in London, Freetown, Douala and Nairobi, developing renewable energy projects.
AGES collaborates with local partners to initiate projects in the renewable energy sector; our aim is to combine power with sustainable development programmes. We develop these programmes locally, identify the right technical expertise and finance partners that will create opportunity and improve peoples’ lives. 

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The winning proposal will receive a $100,000 grant towards the development costs of the project from Access Power & FMO. On top of that Access Power will also pre-qualify the winning project for the $5 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) 2016 deployment, subject to the ACF qualification requirements found on the Access Power website.