Since AEG International was founded we have sought out a wide variety of opportunities beginning with home lighting kits. Keep reading to learn more about the timeline of projects we have completed since 2014.
AEG Ltd Established
In February of 2014, AEG expanded its operations to establish AEG Limited in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Firefly Prototype Launched
In July of 2014 our team launched the first Firefly prototype in Tanzania.
In April of 2015 based out of Dar, our team began installations on microgrids in both Nigeria and Tanzania.
Solar Water Well
In May of 2015, our team began a project in Manilla village near the Tanzanian border with Kenya to install a solar water well. This addition to the community has saved women and children hours in their day now that they no longer have to source water from the river.
AEG Congo Launched
In February of 2016, AEG launched our operations out of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Firefly PAYGO Launched
Feb. ’17 was when we agreed to start PAYGO development. The first three PAYGO kits were carried by Tod to DRC in Nov. ’17 for market entry testing.
Streetlight Project In TZ
In July of 2017, AEG Ltd. was selected to begin a streetlight project in Mwanza along the road leading to the airport.
USTDA Ghana Grant
In November of 2018, USTDA approved a grant for AEG International to conduct a feasibility study for Ghana Catholic Church Solar Project after we were selected by 6 dioceses for their solar conversion year in May.
Completion of Cobil Pilot
April of 2019 marked several achievements for the AEG team: first Cobil station microgrid complete; GCCSP kickoff meeting in Ghana; first all-in-one streetlight project completed in Tanzania
Cobil MOU Signed
In June, after successfully completing the Cobil pilot project at station Molende, an MOU was signed to solarize all remaining Cobil stations in the DRC. As the first solar gas station in the country, the business case for increased profits with consistent service was clear.
PAOP Grant Award
In February of 2020, AEG DRC was awarded $200,000 Power Africa Off-grid Project grant for PAYGO solar home system market expansion in the DRC. The project kickoff was held in Kinshasa in March of 2020.
In October, the AEG International team held the inauguration of the 260 streetlights installed by AEG DRC in Mbandaka, Equateur Province, DRC.
PAYGO Kiosk Inaugurations
In December of 2020, as a part of the PAOP PAYGO grant, our team inaugurated five Firefly PAYGO distribution kiosks in the villages of Muanda, Mbankana, Kenge, and Lemfu in the DRC.
In August of 2021, the AEG International team with AEG DRC completed the PAOP grant closeout. In summary, with our Firefly PAYGO sales during that time we estimated we reached 11,000 customers as a result.
GridX Financing of Cobil
In late 2021, AEG DRC plans to host a kickoff meeting for solarization for 7 Cobil gas stations in Kinshasa with financing partners GridX.