Rift Valley Roses
Rift Valley Roses Ltd. is a family business established in 2011 by two brothers, Gordon and Stuart Millar. Rift Valley Roses prides itself on evolving and responding to market changes in the rose industry and moving in line with technology. Production on the farm started in February 2012. 12 different rose varieties are now grown by 424 employees.
The farm is located on the shoulder of the Aberdare mountain range at an altitude of 2,250 metres above sea level and covers an area of 22 hectares. The farm lies 10 km from the equator, which enables it to produce flowers consistently throughout the year. Fertile volcanic soils, daily equatorial sunshine and fresh water from the Aberdare mountain range ensure that the Rift Valley Roses roses thrive.
Rift Valley Roses' mission is to provide as many customers as possible with high-quality cut roses, consistently and reliably. They focus on quality, achieved through advanced rose cultivation techniques and good working conditions. Rift Valley Roses' flower farm also places great emphasis on ecologically sustainable flower production. The Rift Valley Roses flower farm is a member of the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) and is certified with the KFC Silver Label.
Floating Solar Systems
First developed in 2008, floating solar arrays combine photovoltaic solar systems with floating structures. They are typically placed on bodies of water such as lakes and reservoirs and not only provide clean and affordable energy to users, but also create additional benefits for both the solar power systems and the water they float on.
Benefits of Floating Solar Systems
Solar Energy for Self-Consumption
Solar systems for self-consumption offer many benefits:
Solar for Kenyan Businesses
ecoligo invest is a crowdinvesting platform for renewable energy projects in emerging markets. It was initiated by ecoligo GmbH, which selects the projects to be presented to interested investors. The platform is operated by ecoligo invest GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CrowdDesk GmbH. The crowdinvesting process is made up of three steps:
The income from the project operation generates annual interest for the private investors over a fixed loan period of usually 2 to 10 years. In this way, crowdinvestors actively combat climate change and support a sustainable economy in emerging markets, while investing their money profitably.