Why Khosla Impact Is Investing Nearly $2M in This Plug-and-Play Solar Firm

Off-grid applications are cleantech’s next big market. Nowhere is this more true than in Africa, where the International Energy Agency predicts population growth will outstrip grid expansion to leave 645 million people without power. It’s predictably tough for companies in this vast market to stick out from the pack. In order to get a sense of how companies can achieve success in this space, I sat down to chat with Mansoor Hamayun, the CEO of U.K.-based BBOXX, on the eve of a Series A investment from Khosla Impact. BBOXX builds portable solar kits and plug-and-play solar systems between 2 kilowatts and 4 kilowatts for remote applications