Renewvia Expands Team in Africa to Meet Growing Demands for Off-Grid Solar Energy

May 5, 2020

NAIROBI, May 5, 2020 – Renewvia Energy Corporation today announcedit has expanded its Africa team with two new hires dedicated to growingRenewvia’s work in key markets across the continent.  Grace Perkins has joined as Business DevelopmentManager, and Carol Martines has joined as an Engineer, both based in Nairobi.

Renewvia has been actively scaling up its sustainable ruralelectrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa, in areas that are eitherunserved by conventional utilities, or ineligible for grid extension. Lastmonth, it announced the formationof a special purpose entity with Dream Projects Incubator, to capitalize largeportfolios of solar micro-grid projects in sub-Saharan Africa.  

“We are experiencing growing requests for solar microgriddevelopment, given Renewvia’s portfolio of work and deep experience workingwith local governments and regulators, to bring reliable, clean energy tocommunities that need it most,” said Trey Jarrard, CEO, Renewvia EnergyCorporation.  “I’m thrilled that Graceand Carol have joined our team to help us meet these growing needs and broadenour work across Africa.”

Perkins draws on several years of experience buildingpublic-private partnerships across the African continent with a focus on theenergy sector. Prior to joining Renewvia, she managed new business andstrategic accounts for SparkMeter, a smart metering solutions provider.  Previously, she designed projects at USAID tosupport central distribution utilities as part of the Power Africa initiative.

Martines is an experienced data analyst who will boost Renewvia’sefforts in several areas, including software development, data analytics andencouraging productive energy use. Martines was previously a researcher for Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei(FEEM), where she performed research in coffee supply chains and energymodeling.


About Renewvia Energy Corporation

RenewviaEnergy Corporation is a top 500 Global Solar Developer headquartered in theAtlanta, Ga. It designs, installs, owns and operates commercial and communitysolar power systems across three continents and provides a complete range ofsolar energy solutions including turnkey solar installation, integratedfinancing and solar consulting services.



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