Welcome to One Degree

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.

Recently, [Coca Cola] entered into a partnership with One Degree Solar, where it would market One Degree’s solar power kits to kiosk owners. This growth initiative is something investors should pay attention to, as it has huge potential for Coca-Cola in the future.” -Motley Fool

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.

We are proud members of leading energy associations, including the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, Lighting Africa (a joint World Bank and IFC initiative), and the United Nations Energy Access Practitioners Network.

Join us as we provide affordable energy and connectivity to the millions worldwide who live and work off-grid and offline. We believe that with affordable energy and connectivity, there are no longer six degrees of separation.

One Degree Solar is a triple-bottom line technology company that achieves social, financial, and environmental returns for our customers, investors, and partners. We welcome you to join us and help create a better, more connected world.