SunCulture wins Global LEAP Awards for new ClimateSmart Direct™ solar irrigation system
October 23, 2019
NAIROBI, KENYA – SunCulture, a Kenya-based technology company and a leader in solar water pumps and irrigation solutions for smallholder farmers, has won the Global LEAP Awards for its new RainMaker2 with ClimateSmart Direct™ solar irrigation system, in the category of submersible pumps for medium head applications. The Global LEAP Awards identify best-in-class off-grid appliance technologies that lead the pack in energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. They are run by the Efficiency for Energy Access Coalition and supported by UK Aid, USAID, and Power Africa.
SunCulture closes inventory working capital facility with the Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund
September 5, 2019
NAIROBI, KENYA — SunCulture, a Kenya-based technology company and a leader in solar water pumps and irrigation solutions for smallholder farmers, has closed an inventory working capital facility with the African Development Bank’s flagship fund, the Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI-OGEF) managed by LHGP Asset Management (“Lion’s Head”).
SunCulture launches RainMaker2 with ClimateSmart™
January 30, 2019
NAIROBI, KENYA — SunCulture, a leader in technology solutions for smallholder farmers, last week announced the launch of two transformative products designed to boost the productivity of the world’s 570 million smallholder farming families.
RainMaker2 powered by ClimateSmart™ is a smart solar-powered irrigation kit that brings best in class precision irrigation to smallholder farmers in Africa for the first time. By combining this technology with an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, wireless sensors, and advanced machine learning algorithms, SunCulture is able to predict trends to optimize performance in real-time and offer affordable, easy-to-understand precision farming tools that were previously unimaginable for a smallholder farmer.
SunCulture closes investment with EDF Group
July 23, 2018
NAIROBI, KENYA — SunCulture, a Kenyan-based technology company and a leader in solar water pumps and irrigation solutions for small holder farmers, has closed an investment round with the EDF Group, one of the world’s largest electric utility companies and a global leader in low-carbon energy. EDF joins SunCulture’s existing institutional investors, Energy Access Ventures and Partners Group.