To increase access to high-quality, affordable renewable energy in East Africa


What We Do

PowerGen Solar
Install commercial scale solar PV , battery backup, and hybrid systems for both on and off-grid applications

PowerGen Grid
Develop AC solar micro-grids in off-grid communities and distribute the electricity to nearby homes and businesses


Our History



Alastair Smith worked in the wind energy industry in a variety of capacities and roles prior to co-founding PowerGen Renewable Energy in 2011. Alastair is a graduate of the Harvard School of Engineering. Alastair can be contacted at asmith@powergen-re.com.

Mark Wopicho, a graduate of Kenyatta University with a degree in Renewable Energy, has previous experience working for a Kenyan wind energy company and brings a deep knowledge of Kenyan renewable energy sector to the PowerGen team. Mark can be contacted at mwopicho@powergen-re.com.

Sam Slaughter co-founded PowerGen in 2011. Sam has experience in the energy industry working for the energy group at UBS Investment Bank, and is a graduate of the Harvard School of Engineering. Sam can be contacted at sslaughter@powergen-re.com.

Eve Meyer joined PowerGen in 2013 after working with Google in Mountain View, CA as well as for Teach for America in Oakland, CA. Eve holds degrees in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics from Harvard University. Eve can be contacted at emeyer@powergen-re.com.

Aaron Cheng joined PowerGen after his first year at Harvard Business School, bringing his expertise in finance and strategy from years at Accel-KKR and Barclays. Aaron has degrees in Economics & PEIS from the University of California, Berkeley. Aaron can be contacted at acheng@powergen-re.com.