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One Degree Solar

One Degree Solar (ODS) is a venture-backed technology company that designs and manufactures products to power the modern lifestyle. We work for the millions of individuals, households, and small businesses that demand convenient, reliable power for phones, radios, lights, and entertainment.


As over 1 billion people worldwide demand reliable electricity, we strive to work together on this global issue. We welcome partnerships with major distributors, corporates, small businesses, and community-based organizations in Africa that sell and service products.


We have staff strategically placed worldwide in order to lead modern product design, innovative sales and service, and quality manufacturing. One Degree Solar is incorporated in the United States, Kenya, and Hong Kong. We support new sales partnerships outside of Kenya with shipping to multiple locations across Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.


As a market leader in Kenya, our work has been featured in radio, print, and TV in the US and across the globe. The list includes Fast Company, Motley Fool, HumanIPO, Business Daily Africa, Al Jazeera English, and several national television stations in Kenya.


One Degree is backed by prominent equity investors and Board members including Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries and a focus on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and sustainable. Emcor Securities, Inc. is also a proud investor. Emcor has provided strategic asset allocation advisory services to institutional investors and family offices for over 30 years. In that time, the firm has recognized that investment allocations and strategies can be customized to generate considerable social and environmental benefits. To further these efforts, the firm has created a standalone entity called Pharos Effect, a strategic advisory that identifies and manages both investments and partnerships with exceptional entrepreneurs.


One Degree has also received capital from the Untours Foundation and a select number of angel investors. We maintain a relationship with Kiva.org, which allows us to offer affordable credit terms to our most established resellers and their lowest-income customers.