Golis Energy (“Golis”), established in Hargeisa, has been providing solar power to households and commercial entities in Somaliland for over 10 years. Golis Energy is a retailer, installer, and servicer of wind and solar energy equipment in Somaliland. Golis Energy has been the choice installer of renewable energy for USAID, various United Nations agencies, the EU, and the Somaliland government. While Golis has built a strong reputation and a solid client base, many Somalis couldn’t afford residential or commercial renewable energy systems due to the high installation price.
Golis received financing to establish a credit facility which offers credit payment plans to its customers. Through this credit facility, more Somalis will have access to renewable energy systems for their homes or businesses – thus lowering their energy costs while providing consistent energy. To keep pace with projected sales, Golis hired more employees, which created 10 skilled jobs for the Hargeisa community.