67 - Abe Cambridge: Monetized Sunshine

January 27th 2020

Abe Cambridge is a serial energy entrepreneur who establishes businesses and projects that use solar energy to effect socio-economic change. In 2012, one of his businesses, The Renewable Energy Co-operative, was nominated ‘International Co-operative of The Year’ in the UN Year of Co-operatives. He now lives in South Africa, where in 2014 he launched Sun Exchange, a global solar micro-leasing marketplace that closes the funding gap for commercial- and community-scale solar projects in emerging markets, while streaming monetized sunshine all over the world. Sun Exchange has been named Best Bitcoin & Blockchain Business in Africa two years in a row.

I was struck by Abe’s clarity of vision and strength of personality and I have no doubt that he will take Sun Exchange to great success. His story is one of chance and luck in fast changing landscape, and his trajectory has a sense of destiny to it. Its a great entrepreneurial story with a growing positive impact. 

I learnt more about solar energy, electricity generation and carbon impact than any other conversation on this podcast so far. Enjoy the ride.