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MyJouleBox

Country
Benin
Technology
Solar PV
Business model
SHS

Investment name:  MyJouleBox

Contract signature date: May 2021

Region: West Africa

Country: Benin

Country Window: Benin

Sector: Solar PV – Solar Home Systems, SHS

Website: https://myjoulebox.com

Total ElectriFI financing: EUR 1.5 m

Environmental and Social Category: B
(A) high risk, (B+) medium high risk, (B) medium risk or (C) low risk

Project overview:

MyJouleBox is specialised in the commercialisation, installation and maintenance of PV solutions in Benin. Since its inception in 2012, the company sold > 27,000 systems for total installed capacity of > 1.3 MWp. MyJouleBox is now looking at strengthening its market position in Benin and expanding into Burkina Faso and Togo.

Funding objective:

EDFI ElectriFI is considering a total investment of EUR 1.5 m in MyJouleBox alongside other financiers with the aim to create 31,000 new connections offering a sustainable, reliable source of energy to 155,000 beneficiaries. With the funding, the company plans to recruit 200 new staff.

Why ElectriFI wants to fund this project:

EDFI ElectriFI  ’s investment will support a key off-grid player in West-Africa and will create high long-term impact via sustainable and affordable energy solutions.

Environmental and social rationale:

The E&S risk category of the transaction has been classified B. Activities come with limited adverse risks associated with labour and working conditions. Battery disposal/recycling is currently the main concern regarding e-waste management. IFC Performance Standards 1 to 3 can be triggered. The company is currently updating the HR policy and the waste management policy.

 

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