An engine for growth

Generation projects run on revenue from the sale of electricity to pay for the OPEX and the depreciation of CAPEX.  The projects result in sufficient free cash flow and a debt service reserve account to buffer variations in revenue.  The business plan covering CAPEX and OPEX leads to a self-supporting operation that generates renewable energy and provides free cash flow to fund Access projects and a community programme for sensibilisation, education and co-creation.

Access projects are funded using free cash flow from the generation projects and require a payback of CAPEX over less than 5 year.  Revenue in access projects comes from sale of energy, which can be paid form better efficiency and more growth.

  • Efficiency: savings in fuels.
    Small diesel generators operate at a cost up to 500€/MWh, renewable energy can be as low as 75€/MWh.
  • Growth: new economic activity.
    Local access to energy allows for new initiatives and small business the emerge (e.g. growing food for the local market using solar pumped irrigation)