BBOXX cooperates with interested partners who share its mission of bringing solar power to the developing world. There are a number of different funders, companies, associations and universities that we work with, listed here:

  • AECF

    The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) which funds innovation for business in Africa. BBOXX has been awarded a grant from the AECF which allows it to finance solar home systems in Uganda and Kenya.

  • Gogla

    BBOXX is proud to be a member of the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets.

  • IET

    As an engineering firm, many BBOXX employees are also members of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, which serves the global engineering community.

  • Stanford

    The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University studies the institutional dimensions of energy, environmental, and development challenges. One of PESD’s major research platforms focuses on how to supply more and higher-quality energy services to the poorest populations around the world. PESD seeks to understand the kinds of institutional arrangements that can allow delivery of modern energy services to the poor at scale and in a durable way, as opposed to whether a specific energy technology can be made to work on a one-off basis. To that end, PESD and BBOXX have partnered to carry out the most robust controlled trials of solar home systems in Sub-Saharan Africa to date.

  • Power Africa

    BBOXX is one of the 27 private-sector partners of “Beyond the Grid” – a new U.S. Government Power Africa initiative to unlock investment and growth specifically for off-grid and small-scale energy solutions. President Obama launched Power Africa nearly one year ago to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond the Grid’s 27 founding partners include impact investors, venture philanthropists, clean-energy enterprises, and practitioners who have committed to invest over $1 billion over the next five years to seed and scale distributed energy solutions for millions of African homes, businesses, schools, and other public facilities.

  • UN Foundation

    UN Foundation As part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL), funded by the United Nations and the World Bank, the United Nations Foundation has formed a global Energy Access Practitioner Network. BBOXX actively participates in this Network, speaking at conferences and exchanging information with members to work together to provide electricity to the 1.3 Billion people who lack access.