Solarise Africa Issue 1 - 6.75% Bond
With a loan of £500,000, Solarise Africa will be able to install and lease approximately 715kWp capacity of solar panels.
Funds from this raise will provide up to 4 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers with clean and affordable energy.
Solarise Africa is a pan-African Energy-as-a-Service leasing company. Through smart financing solutions, the Company unlocks possibilities and empowers their partners to thrive and actively drive Africa’s progress.
Together with their partners, Solarise Africa offer innovative full-service solutions that cover designing, building, financing, and maintaining solar installations.
About Solarise Africa
Key product information
Issuer: Holdco Solarise Africa Ltd
Issuing Country: Mauritius
Investment target: £500,000
Minimum investment: £50
Maximum investment: No maximum
Maturity: 12 months
Expected interest rate: 6.75% per annum
Withholding tax rate: 0% (applicable to UK residents who do not invest within an IF ISA)
Interest payment frequency: 6 monthly
Notional repayment: 6 monthly (from 12 months onwards)*
Financial instrument: Interest bearing bond
Security: Secured (For more information regarding security, see page 23 of the Offer Document)
* For the first 12 months after the Issue Date, a "Grace Period" applies during which no capital repayments occur. The first and only capital repayment will take place 12 months after the Issue Date. Please refer to the amortization schedule found on Page 26 of the offer document.
This is a bond issued by a single company (rather than a savings product) and therefore it is recommended that you are careful with the amount you invest.
You must read the investment memorandum (provided below) where a full statement of risks is presented.
Solarise Africa in the media
Solarise Africa is one of the pioneering solar companies supported by the Energise Africa initiative, a joint venture between Lendahand and Ethex.
What the project investment will enable
Solarise Africa will use funds from this raise to provide 4 new customers in South Africa and Kenya with renewable energy, totalling approximately 715kWp.
Solarise Africa focuses its business model on the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) sectors in countries of operation within Sub-Saharan Africa with each project installation generating a positive social impact.
In addition to jobs created in the solar industry, the companies that install solar experience lower energy bills, which in turn can translate into business expansion and further jobs creation. Most Sub-Saharan African countries also experience power outages in varying degrees, as ageing fossil fuel infrastructure fails and needs additional maintenance. The use of solar for power generation reduces the impact of these outages and in turn produces a positive economic impact for countries.
Solarise Africa is looking to raise £500,000 from this bond issue as working capital to help purchase and install 4 solar units, totalling 715kWp for C&I customers in South Africa and Kenya.
To date, Solarise Africa has installed approximately 2.56MW which in the last 6 months has produced 1,742MWhs of clean energy and saved approximately 1,054 tonnes of CO2. With offices in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Rwanda, Solarise hopes by 2026 to have a portfolio of renewable capacity of $55M stretching across Africa.
Social and environmental impact
The installation of solar plants for commercial and industrial (C&I) companies has shown to have both a significant impact on the companies and the environment. To date, Solarise Africa has commissioned over 2.56MW in projects and has 11 solar units installed.
The positive impact of addressing this market gap is immense. The social impact that Solarise Africa will make from this raise is:
new commercial and industrial (C&I) customers with clean and affordable energy
of solar capacity installed
reduction in electricity costs from the first month
The environmental impact of the 11 solar power installations already installed by Solarise Africa over the last 6 months is as follows:
total capacity operational
of clean renewable electricity generated
of CO2 emissions avoided