Challenge: Pirano Energy spotlighted the critical electricity deficit in Lagos, affecting businesses, especially women-owned enterprises, in underserved areas, reflecting Nigeria’s broader struggle with energy access.

Action: With a combined $100,000 from USADF and AllON, plus DDI’s support, Pirano Energy launched small-scale solar solutions for six sites, focusing on female entrepreneurs.

Result: The project successfully installed 62kWp solar systems, enhancing operations for businesses, including a vital filling station, demonstrating renewable energy’s pivotal role in supporting local commerce and promoting gender equity in business ownership.