E+Co & Tecnosol: Energy Innovation

by: C.K. Prahalad

Publication Date: December 1, 2010
Length: 37 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-153

Core Disciplines: Base of the Pyramid, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Strategy & Management, Sustainability

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By providing growth capital to local entrepreneurs, E+Co helps deliver alternative energy solutions to people around the world. In Nicaragua, where nearly fifty percent of the population is “off the grid,” E+Co’s investment in solar energy provider Tecnosol means people can have refrigeration, lights, running water, and jobs. The Nicaraguan government welcomes this effort, as scarce financial resources have stymied efforts to completely build out the electric grid.