Clients & Projects

for IFC

IFC and Lease Africa are working to develop a commercial leasing sector in Ethiopia.  Clearcape has been an advisor in this since 2015 working with the National Bank, the Development Bank, regional and private leasing companies

for the World Bank

Since March 2016 I have been working with the Lighting Africa team in the World Bank to structure loans to support the private sector to deliver and scale up operations for renewable energy.  To date I have contributed to facilities in Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and a regional project in West Africa.

for Lendable

Lendable is at the forefront of creating new portfolio financing and analytics.  Clearcape designed and implemented their due diligence process to integrate with their existing extensive data capabilities and put together a workout road map

for UEMOA through UNCDF

Two main projects – first setting up a Challenge Fund for Renewable Energy start ups in Uganda. Second working at a regional level UEMOA wanted advice to scale their energy access program. They turned to UNCDF CleanStart who seconded Clearcape for the task

for CGAP


Pricing for PAYGO in Renewables

CGAP asked Clearcape to help create a pricing strategy for one of its supported PAYGO technology developers.

for EnDev and GIZ


Mozambique EnDev Program Relaunch

Clearcape was asked to assess the program and make specific proposals for relaunch to ensure targets were met. New partners and market opportunities were found and the mission was a success

for UNCDF Cleanstart


Development of Ugandan and Tanzanian Energy Lending Channels
Clearcape was selected to work with Ugandan MFIs and Tanzania ESPs (Energy Service Providers) to accelerate the roll out of new energy lending programs

for IFC Leasing Africa through Ayani



Leasing Market Strategies for Ethiopia
With the issue of new licences licences by the National Bank of Ethiopia imminent IFC Leasing Africa program asked Clearcape was subcontracted by Ayani and provided market development and training support strategies

for GIZ and EnDev


Mozambique Renewables Market Development
EnDev and delivery manager GIZ wanted the Mozambique solar program to be audited and refreshed. Clearcape identified 3 new channels AND partners for rapid impact

for GVEP


Business Plan Analysis
GVEP requested rapid feedback on 5 business plans for projects in rural Senegal. Clearcape delivered in 3 days

for MKopa


Scaling a Market Leader in Kenya

Highly successful with its Mpesa linked solar pay as you go product, MKopa asked Clearcape to fill the Head of Finance role for 4 months on an interim basis while hiring.

for EnDev & GIZ


Benin Renewables Market Development

Energy market expertise contributing to team assessment of potential of local market to respond to Results Based Financing. Examined the local technology available and candidates for distribution as well as local energy financing programs

for USAID through ArcFinance

Development and implementation of a financing model for a new energy distribution business in India

A new energy distribution company needed an in house financing capability. Clearcape developed the credit model and mentored the implementation including interfaces with sales, finance, systems and customer service.

for MicroCred


An Energy Lending Program in Senegal

Microcred wanted to expand its Senegalese activities to include an energy lending program. Clearcape assisted with all elements of technology selection, market surveys, project management, and piloting.

for MicroCred

A Leasing Product for Nigeria

In Nigeria Microcred wished to expand its services to local SMEs and microenterpirses with a leasing program. As in Senegal Clearcape assisted with all elements of technology selection, market surveys, project management, and piloting.


"Between Oct. and Dec. 2012 Clearcape carried out a detailed baseline-study on the emerging PV Market in Benin, developing an excellent proposal for result based financing support by EndDev and DfID. The technical offer “Accelerating 3 Off Grid PV Market Segments - Benin” was subsequently approved by DfID and EnDev in May 2013 with a budget of €3.1MM."
John Ulrich Fimpel - GIZ Benin (Project Manager).