Highlights of the inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy on December 15 in Bamako (Photos)

“With the Solektra Solar Academy, we want to create a powerful ecosystem around solar technologies” announced the three co-founders of Solektra International, Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang. They mobilized a vast network of partners towards this goal, including the Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mahamah Kappiah. An ambitious…

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Launch of the Solektra Solar Academy to support the Akon lighting Africa initiative

Driving Africa’s growth with a new solar generation Bamako, 16 December 2015 – Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang, co-founders of Solektra International, the company that launched the Akon Lighting Africa program, have just concluded a historic day in Bamako with the official inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy. Expected to open in January 2016, this…

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Solektra International receive awards from West African Power Industry Convention for its Akon Lighting Africa Initiative

The Solektra International’s team is very proud to announce that it received on November 24th in Lagos two awards from the West African Power Industry Convention: the Akon Lighting Africa project was recognized successively “BEST RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT 2015” and “CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”. This recognition, which comes coms from industry experts and other…

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Akon is featured in leading African online business publication How we made it in Africa

Akon is featured in leading African online business publication How we made it in Africa while explaining how energy access helps to create basic infrastructure in Africa – thus paving the way for more investments to be made over the continent. Read the article about Akon Lighting Africa initiative and its unique business model: http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/why-rb-star-akon-developed-a-financing-model-for-solar-energy-in-africa/52244/ Read Akon’s messages…

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