xactly one year ago, STELLA Futura started its journey in Sub-Saharan Africa, creating a subsidiary in Ghana, for future local growth of clean, safe and affordable energy solutions.
We, that created STELLA, had one large goal:
Achieving impact on all global development goals set by the UN (SDG’s) within the next 24 months.
We shouldn’t be just another energy engineering company. Rather, we are the impact energy company.
Closing in on the Holidays, our Christmas gift to our loved ones is one year of hard work on our way reaching impact on all global development goals. Below are some of the highlights from this year that we want to share with you.
STELLA establishes a local head office in Accra, Ghana and employs our first local team member, Nickie Johnson, as Head of Business development. Nickie is our first young African women leader in Sub-Saharan Africa.
STELLA is chosen as energy solution partner by CHAG (Christian Health Association of Ghana) to develop energy solutions for a pipeline of 95 hospitals within the administration. A pilot is planned to be executed during 2019.
STELLA becomes the system technology provider of Tesvolt battery systems, to be the Tesvolt design and installation partner in Ghana.
STELLA is granted 34 000 Euros from NEFCO for project development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
STELLA partners with Norwegian Project Financier, Empower New Energy Group, for project development in West Sub-Saharan Africa.
STELLA initiates a student collaboration with KTH in Sweden and the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana, led by Prof Lina Bertling Tjernberg and Ebenezer Nyarko Kumi. The project is engaging young engineers in Sweden and Ghana to collaborate in evaluating environmental and economic benefits with solar in combination with storage for health institutions.
STELLA installs a Solar-PV and battery storage system at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital.
STELLA wins a bid to design and install an energy solution at the UNICEF office in Mogadishu, Somalia. STELLA becomes a sub-contractor to RA International. RA International, like STELLA, is outspoken in working towards the global SDGs, specifically in remote and challenging areas, such as Somalia, Sudan and Tchad.
STELLA grows within management, employing a new company strategist, Gunilla Sunnros, and a CEO, Francis Asante, for STELLA Futura Ltd in Ghana.
STELLA decides to increase commitment towards young Africans and employs three young talents from the national service program in Ghana.
STELLA partners with ASPER AS, an engineering and project developer in Benin/Togo, to initiate development of off-grid systems for rural areas.
STELLA partners with a new forefront Swedish energy storage technology supplier, Azelio, aiming for a first commercial pilot in Ghana during 2020.
STELLA wins a bid to design and install an energy solution for a complete off-grid system in Ghana.
STELLA finalizes a full project development for a large recycling factory for plastics in Ghana.
STELLA partners with E3C, an energy solution project developer in Senegal, to collaborate on energy systems for hospitals in Senegal.
STELLA partners with SolarGen in East Africa, to support with our energy storage solutions. SolarGen is an energy solution provider located in Kenya/Somalia.
STELLA grows and strengthens the senior engineering team in Ghana, both within system design and installation management.
STELLA finalizes a student project in collaboration with KTH in Sweden and UENR in Ghana, where the environmental an economic benefit with solar-PV and storage systems are presented.
STELLA is invited as keynote speaker at the seat summit for EVs in Africa – energy storage now and 2025. STELLA will present new technology and create partnerships for growth within sustainable cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We look forward to a prosper 2020 – for STELLA, but not at least for the future of young people on this planet. There are more goals to fulfil. We believe that new business models need to have a holistic approach to survive on a surviving planet.
I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Founder and Group CEO, STELLA Futura