Nigeria’s Quaint Solar Energy and Cameroon’s Flatbush Solar have emerged winners of the Access Infra Africa (Access) competition winning a joint $5 million in funding,

Access Infra Africa announced the winners on Tuesday. The winners were selected ahead of Ghana’s Ada Solar Energy and Wagonanze Investments of Tanzania both of whom were among the original four shortlisted during the competition.

The competition received over 55 submissions from 18 African countries, including Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Quaint Solar energy was selected for its 50 MW solar project that is designed to use photovoltaic technology to reduce power deficit in Nigeria and Cameroonian startup, Flatbush Solar invented a 20 MW solar fixed ground photovoltaic plant built to provide energy to the city of Maroua including neighbouring town and villages.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to partner with two projects that will undoubtedly have a positive social and economic impact in their respective regions, and we look forward to working closely with them as they progress towards becoming operational,” Reda El Chaar, chairman of Access Power MEA says in a report by Thisdaylive.

Access is a developer of power and water infrastructure in Africa and they recently launched a $5 million Access Co-development fund to bring together early stage renewable projects, expertise and funding required for startups to operate across Africa.

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