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Off-Grid Solar


EcoPow3r is bringing together proven technologies and supply chain solutions to rapidly deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy to rural households and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa


The nature of our mini-grids allows us to scale them in line with increasing needs and aspirations to ensure the lack of power never hinders economic progress


We have developed a containerised, off-grid solar unit called an ARC to leapfrog traditional grid infrastructure and deliver Affordable, Reliable and Clean energy to rural communities

"The EcoPow3r mission is to leapfrog traditional grid infrastructure and provide affordable, reliable and clean off-grid power for productive use within Sub Saharan Africa"


Karl Boyce, CEO, has worked in Africa for over 12 years and believes that renewables must play a significant role in an environmentally sustainable and economically affordable supply structure. His mission is to tackle rural electrification in sub-Saharan Africa by delivering affordable, reliable and clean energy in collaboration with global strategic partners and governments. Prior to this, Karl was an Investment Manager at Investec and Risk Director for a FTSE-100 company.

Phillip Stovold, COO, previously originated the 100MW plus Kaboni Cameroon hydropower portfolio and was contract and development advisor for the first solar PV PPA (5MW) approved by the Sierra Leone government. He has successfully designed, developed and delivered a global energy initiative and funding proposals for international NGO, Greenpeace International. Phillip continues to act as their global RE advisor.

Oliver Blakeman, CTO, has over 11 years of experience working in project and carbon asset development within the UK and emerging economies globally. Oliver has a degree in Engineering, which included research on low carbon materials and sustainable development, and has a unique understanding of both the project development and project finance process for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

John Ashley, CFO, is a Chartered Accountant with over forty years’ experience, having qualified with PW and subsequently was a partner with Beer Aplin. He was previously President of Institute of Chartered Accountants South West and a board member of the ethics committee for rural business.

Charlie Wilkinson, Operations Manager, is a widely travelled and experienced business management and logistics expert, having worked in various countries prior to Rwanda. He has managed large, diverse teams in new businesses to help in rapid development. Charlie has a Masters in International Development.

John Nkongoli, Country Director, Rwanda, is a qualified engineer and has extensive experience in running large-scale projects and operations in Africa. John is a Rwandan-Canadian, previously holding the position of MD of Rwanda Airports Authority.

Richard Bouma, Non-Exec Chairman, is an experienced, emerging markets investment banking, finance and management professional whose career has focused on Africa for over 35 years. In 2007 he co-founded, raised capital for and then managed as CEO, an infrastructure fund for Sub-Saharan Africa based in Geneva. Prior to that he served as CEO for a pan African telecommunications company.

Meet the Team



Tel: +44 (0) 207 097 1432

UK Office:

Hartdene House, Bridge Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5AT

Rwanda Office:

EcoPow3r Ltd, NR5, Nyabivumu Village, Nyamata, Bugesera, Rwanda

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Tel: +44 (0) 207 097 1432

Hartdene House,

Bridge Road,

Bagshot, Surrey

GU19 5AT

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