Hohm Energy's Mission

In a landmark achievement for South Africa's renewable energy sector, Hohm Energy, a leading solar energy firm, has raised $8 million in seed funding. Spearheaded by E3 Capital and 4DX Ventures, this investment marks a significant milestone as the largest seed round secured by a tech startup in South Africa to date.

Pioneering Innovation

Founded in 2021 by Tim Ohlsen and Emir Gluhbegovic, Hohm Energy has quickly emerged as a trailblazer in the realm of rooftop solar installations. The company's innovative platform offers customers a digital solution to assess their solar energy requirements and access credit financing for rooftop installations. Moreover, Hohm Energy empowers solar installers with tools to design, manage, finance, and source solar projects efficiently.

Transformative Impact: Fueling Solar Adoption

With over 17,000 tailor-made solar rooftop designs valued at $190 million, Hohm Energy has demonstrated its commitment to driving solar adoption in South Africa. The company has received financing applications totaling $90 million, highlighting the robust demand for solar solutions in the region. By collaborating with various South African financial institutions, Hohm Energy facilitates structured financing, enabling customers to realize their solar ambitions seamlessly.

Streamlining Access to Finance

Recognizing the challenges associated with accessing finance for solar installations, Hohm Energy has introduced an integrated finance and credit scoring system. This Fintech solution not only simplifies the funding process but also promotes greater uptake of rooftop solar installations among South African households. Tim Ohlsen emphasizes the significant demand for solar energy in the region, underscoring the pivotal role of Fintech in driving adoption.

Ambitious Expansion: Scaling Impact

The $8 million seed funding will fuel Hohm Energy's ambitious expansion plans, spanning technological enhancements, product innovation, and skills development for solar installers. With a vision to facilitate rooftop solar installations for 7.7 million homes in South Africa, the company aims to achieve profitability by the end of the year. This strategic growth trajectory underscores Hohm Energy's unwavering commitment to advancing renewable energy solutions and catalyzing positive change in South Africa's energy landscape.

Hohm Energy's Legacy

As Hohm Energy embarks on its journey to revolutionize South Africa's renewable energy sector, the company's innovative approach and steadfast dedication to sustainability serve as a beacon of hope. With each milestone achieved, Hohm Energy reaffirms its position as a driving force for progress, paving the way for a brighter, greener future for generations to come.