The image above shows PEG Ghana staff at a local service centre.
This episode is part of a podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above.
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Nate Heller, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PEG Ghana a pay-as-you-go energy company based out of Ghana.
You will learn:
- How Nate’s Peace Corp background affected his career
- Shifting from Crowdfunding for Emerging Markets to PAYG Solar
- Mobile Money penetration in West Africa
- M-Kopa’s 1st distribution Partner
- Last Mile Distribution & Rural Sales Networks
- Upcycling – Shipping containers to Retail outlets
- Nate’s Favourite West Africa food
Great QuotesSolar #PAYG in #WestAfrica has the potential to take off right now! @NateHeller Click To Tweet 2 major impacts on #Africa over the last decade: #microfinance and cell phones Click To Tweet Shipping Containers to Stores: Cut it, Paint it, add shelves @NateHeller #EmergingMarkets Click To Tweet
The PEG Ghana/M-Kopa Solar Kit
- GSMA – Mobile for Development (Grant)
- Energy4Everyone (Grant)
- National Geographic
- GSBI Santa Clara
- Persistent Energy Partners
- Peace Corps -Senegal (Twitter)
- Husk Power
- Barefoot Power
- Simpa Networks
- Greenlight Planet
- Information on On vs. Off Network Systems.
- Zayed Energy Prize
- Mulago Foundation
- Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
- Spire Education
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