The prominent actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has announced his backing for Kingo, an off-grid energy specialist, as part of a permanent drive to increase energy sufficiency and cope with climate change.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports numerous projects around the world that aim to strengthen climate resilience, protect vulnerable wildlife and restore the balance of ecosystems and communities at risk.
Kingo provides decentralized solar energy services to families and businesses in off-grid villages.
The company aims to create the largest clean energy user base in history by introducing advanced technologies to the most remote places on the planet. The company also relies on solar energy to enable global access to clean energy and development.
The founder and CEO of Kingo, Juan Fermín Rodriguez, said in a statement to mark the financial backing provided by the DiCaprio Foundation:
“We are honored 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.”