Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is backing off-grid energy specialist Kingo, as part of an ongoing mission to increase energy sufficiency and matters of climate change.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports projects around the world that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.
The move to back is in line with the foundation’s strategy of solar energy for the world.
Kingo provides decentralized solar energy services to families and businesses in off-grid villages across the world and has a mission to create the largest clean energy user base in history. Kingo is introducing state-of-the-art technology to the most remote locations of the planet and is using solar energy to unlock worldwide access to clean power and development.
Smart energy systems provide access to lighting and electronic appliances. Users pay for daily, weekly, or monthly codes, and can request free order installs and upgrades.
Founder and CEO of Kingo, Juan Fermín Rodriguez said: “We are honoured to have Leonardo DiCaprio, someone who is seriously committed to addressing climate and environment-related causes, invest in Kingo and join our board of advisors. Leo will help advise Kingo as we work to achieve growth through expanded R&D capabilities and new market entry strategies. We remain committed to developing innovative solutions to the 1.2 billion people who currently live in the dark.”
In it’s mission literature Kingo aims at ‘Leapfrogging to the future with Solar Energy + Battery storage, which will become the most inexpensive energy resource on the planet by 2022.’