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We are on a quest to transform lives through sustainable energy solutions.

Transforming lives through
sustainable energy solutions.

LightBox Africa provides decentralized access to energy via solar home system solutions on a pay as you go basis with the ambition of addressing energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, and fighting climate change.

We are on a quest to transform lives through sustainable energy solutions. learn how

About Us

LightBox was founded in 2019 by a team of seasoned renewable energy entrepreneurs with an aim to provide rural populations not connected to the grid affordable and sustainable access to energy. 

The grid won’t connect Africa, but solar can. 

Kleos Advisory.

DESPITE GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL ENERGY ACCESS BY 2030, THERE ARE STILL AROUND 750 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITHOUT ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY. THE MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE, 570 MILLION LIVE IN AFRICA.

there are different ways to electrify africa than just extending the grid. 

damilola ogunbiyi.

Off-grid solutions can reach more remote households’ years or even decades earlier than grid extension programs, thus accelerating economic and social development in remote areas.

LightBox Africa’s mission is therefore to provide high quality, modern, affordable and sustainable off-grid solar energy solutions for homes and businesses at the scale needed to address energy poverty and fight climate change.

Despite global effort to achieve universal energy access by 2030, there are still around 840 million people who live without access to electricity; the majority of these people, 650 million live in Africa.

Off-grid solutions can reach more remote households’ years or even decades earlier than grid extension programs, thus accelerating economic and social development in remote areas.

LightBox Africa’s mission is therefore to provide high quality, modern, affordable and sustainable off-grid solar energy solutions for homes and businesses at the scale needed to address energy poverty and fight climate change.

LightBox Africa provides high quality Pico-Solar-Home Systems with a price-winning product quality, certified by Verasol which is an evolution of “Lighting Global” Quality Assurance building upon the strong foundation for quality assurance in sustainable energy products laid by the World Bank Group.

LightBox aims in cooperation with its technological partners to keep on providing the best available and reliable technologies that fit best the needs of its target customers.
Our products consist of solar panels, batteries and a broad range of appliances including lights, radios, televisions and more.

Thanks to Lightbox I was able to create my own small enterprise where I am a reseller of Lightbox products with a growing customer base enabling me to earn constant revenue with a motivation to keep on growing.

– YOULA MAMOUDOU

It is time to spark an African energy revolution.

Kevin Watkins

It is time to spark an African energy revolution.

Kevin Watkins.

Three products to meet the needs of Off-Grid households.

*Our products are micro-financed on a PayGo service over a three years period with a transfer of ownership to the customers at the end of the payment cycle

My children now have bright light to do their homework. We do not use kerosene lamps anymore that used to make the kids cough at night. We feel much more connected to the world with the TV and radio.

– Belgy

Three products to meet the needs of Off-Grid households.

*Our products are micro-financed on a PayGo service over a three years period with a transfer of ownership to the customers at the end of the payment cycle

My children now have bright light to do their homework. We do not use kerosene lamps anymore that used to make the kids cough at night. We feel much more connected to the world with the TV and radio.

– Belgy

CURRENT TARGET MARKET

Guinea presents substantial opportunities to LightBox Africa due to its extremely low rural electrification rate.

Market target at maturity of 7.6 million population

Guinea population concentration.

 Source: Data World Bank.

our impact goes beyond light bulbs and televison

our impact goes beyond light bulbs and televison

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The LightBox platform relies thankfully on many reliable partners and more to come to achieve its mission.

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Our team

We are a women led organization supported by a stellar and experienced Guinean core team. 

Leila Daher

CEO
Investment banking experience with prime local & international banks. Finance and business development experience in renewable energy projects, hydro, wind, and solar.

Anwar Karam

Operations Manager
25+ years of experience in the engineering and construction industry covering operations, and project management. Projects executed include civil, industrial and energy.

Marilynn Semaan

Finance Director
Accounting and finance experience for more than 10 years in the fields of renewable energy, environmental consultancy, as well as construction and building materials.

Mamady Kaba

Country Public Relations
Since 1995, Mamady is the CEO of ‘Cabinet Conseil de 2i’; a company specialized in natural resources and energy projects, consultancy in West Africa.

Roger Maalouli

Technical Manager
More than 20 years of experience in control and automation systems of petrochemical plants. Management experience in renewable energy projects.

Elsa Moukarzel

Credit Portfolio Manager
Ex-retail and commercial banker for more than 9 years, managing prime client’s portfolio and ensuring excellent customer service experience and compliance.

PRESS RELEASES

New Lightbox Africa and Spark Partnership to boost rural electrification in Guinea – 13-06-2022 – Download here.

THE BOARD

Our growing board is headquartered in the heart of Conakry.

Michel Cordahi

Chairman of the Board
Ex- senior banker for more than 14 years with prime international investment Banks. Seasoned renewable energy projects developer since 2012 in hydro, wind, and solar.

Usmaan Ahmad

Member of the Board
Usmaan advises leaders to build the strategies needed to positively change their worlds. 20 years of innovation in the areas of deal negotiations, complex project management, stakeholder engagement and international development.

Salah Tabbara

Member of the Board
Co-founder & Managing Partner of the 90MW sustainable Akkar wind project & is currently the renewable energy advisor to several institutions & enterprises in the Middle-East. 15+ years of experience in project development with interests in construction energy & environment.

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