EDF dives further into African renewables with stake in BBOXX’s Togo unit


Along with its 50% stake in BBOXX Togo, EDF will support the energy storage solution, having been working on this technology as part of its Electricity Storage Plan. Credit: BBOXX

French power giant EDF has acquired a 50% stake in the Togo-focused unit of off-grid renewable energy specialist BBOXX, with EDF adding its financial clout to speed up solar home system deployments and its technical expertise to improve the energy storage offering.

The new joint venture seeks to progress BBOXX’s operations in Togo where it has been supplying solar home systems with batteries since 2017 and through which it now supplies power to 26,000 Togloese. The solar systems are eligible for mobile payments and they allow customers to power domestic appliances, such as TVs, radios, fans and mobile telephone…

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