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Volta is a San Francisco Bay Area based clean energy company that provides solar services to commercial customers in West Africa, starting with Ghana. Our systems generate reliable and affordable electricity to hospitals, farms, schools, businesses, and more.

We offer flexible financing to make solar technology accessible to those who are currently overspending on their monthly energy bills. We are able to offer energy at savings between 30-55%. Having access to solar electricity allows our customers to generate additional income, grow their businesses, and offset thousands of liters of diesel fuel.


Mahama Nyankamawu

Co-Founder, CEO

  • Project manager for water and clean energy projects in Ghana, Peru, USA (GA, FL, IL, CA)

  • Co-founder sunfixr and Grid Leap

  • Former manager at MWH Global

  • MSc Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech. MPA Energy and Environment, Columbia University


Janice Tran


  • CPA

  • Investment Associate, Generate Capital

  • MS, Columbia University


Eli Forrester

Co-Founder, COO

  • Energy Policy Analyst focusing on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

  • Co-founder of Grid Leap

  • Former Energy Policy Analyst at Silicon Valley Leadership Group

  • BS Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility, Evergreen State College


Shifali Gupta

VP of Finance

  • Manager at SolarCity and Tesla

  • BE, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

  • MA, Columbia University

Arthur Scott

Co-Founder, CMO

  • User Experience Designer, Product Designer

  • Off-grid solar project experience in Africa

  • BS Design Studies, focus Industrial Design, San Jose State University. Professional Program in Solar Energy and Green Building, UC Berkeley Extension Web and Mobile Design, San Francisco State College of Extended Learning


Karim Adam, PhD

  • Telecommunications and IT security consultant (Ghana, Botswana, UK, Germany)

  • CEO AKK Risk Management, Ghana

  • MSc Media Engineering, University of Applied Sciences. PhD Computing, Open University


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