December 16, 2016

Nocart set to grow further in Africa

Nocart delivers power plants that use renewable energy and operates largely in electricity-scarce Africa.
Nocart delivers power plants that use renewable energy and operates largely in electricity-scarce Africa.
Cleantech Finland

Fast-growing Finnish cleantech company Nocart has received five million euros in funding, which will help further its growth especially in the African renewable energy market.

Nocart delivers power plants that combine solar, wind, bio and other renewable energy sources to produce and store electricity and is involved in many projects in Africa. Most recently it announced a new large agreement that will see it deliver power plants to Zambia.

The power plant supplier received its latest funding in an investment round organised by Cleantech Invest, which owns approximately a fifth of Nocart’s shares. Investors included two Finnish family offices and Cleantech Invest SPV 5, a holding company founded by Cleantech Invest.

“Nocart is a great example of what our portfolio companies offer investors,” says Alexander Lidgren, CEO of Cleantech Invest. “Nocart provides solutions to a part of the market that is growing the fastest and they do it by providing real value for customers as well as our ecosystems.”

“In this case, it is building distributed renewable energy for people who have never had proper access to electricity, in regions where the growth potential is large and many times untapped,” Lidgren adds.

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