BBOXX is on a mission to improve access to energy across Africa and the developing world. BBOXX will provide 20 million people with electricity by 2020.

Founded 2010
201-500 employees
Headquarters address
Chiswick Studios, 9B Power Road, London, W4 5PY
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History – Where We’ve Come From

The three co-founders of BBOXX met at Imperial College London while studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering. All three had travelled in the developing world and recognised the challenge posed to community and business development by the unreliable electrical supply.

They saw potential in the lack of existing infrastructure to create a sustainable, environmentally responsible solution to the problem. In response, the trio founded a successful student charity, which exposed the potential for off-grid solar solutions in the developing world. BBOXX is the resulting for-profit venture and started in March 2010.


BBOXX is a rapidly growing start-up company providing an affordable, upgradeable solar solution to meet off-grid customers’ energy needs. We are fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of our customer experience. Our market-leading products and appliances coupled with our SMART Solar platform bring machine-learning and customer experience optimisation to rural Africa. Our ground-breaking financing structure has brought off-grid solar into the World’s financial markets, while our human-centered design approach to our retail business ensures that the BBOXX ecosystem is poised to massively scale during 2018.

We've deployed over 100,000 systems so far and 500 staff across 5 offices in China, UK and East Africa are waking up every morning to work with BBOXX on our mission. We invite you to join us on this journey to electrify rural Africa.

Vision – Where We’re Going

BBOXX will provide 20 million people with electricity by 2020. By satisfying the genuine energy needs of individuals and families from home lighting to phone charging, BBOXX helps the developing world to climb the Energy Ladder. With BBOXX products, customers have the ability to have a western energy experience off-the-grid and in rural areas. Through a vast network of shops and outlets, BBOXX focuses on giving access to the fundamental need of access to electricity combined with superior customer service. Within this network, we provide hundreds of jobs to local employees and create a retail market unlike anything seen in the developing world.

Our Interview Process

  1. Complete our coding challenge
  2. Short 30-minute phone call to get to know you better and talk about the role
  3. 2-hour technical interview at our offices to meet some of the team and dive deeper into your experience and the role

This is our typical interview process, but is subject to change where necessary.

Tech stack

Python, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, AWS, Agile, Flask, Jenkins, DataDog, Pandas, JIRA, Confluence, Power BI