We bring clean tech to scale in the world's toughest markets.
Qorax (pronounced “ko-rah”) builds new businesses and invests in existing high-growth businesses in inefficient energy markets. We also work closely with local higher education institutions to build capacity for market research and business development. Through this dual-pronged strategy, we collaboratively build robust solutions to the world’s most pressing energy needs.
We identify global best practices to solve local problems.
Every market is different, so every market demands a different approach. Our first step is to understand the energy challenges specific to a location and identify organizations that would be productive partners.
Leveraging our team’s international experience and best practices from around the world, we drive innovative solutions to problems specific to local market conditions.
We remain invested in the partnership over a long time horizon to continually reinforce success and help our partners adapt to changing markets.
May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.
Rallying organizational and technical experience to drive job growth and promote clean tech.
Abdishakur is currently pursuing a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Gollis University. He earned certificates in Electronic Information Engineering and Mandarin Chinese from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China and a BA in Finance from Abaarso Tech University in Hargeisa, Somaliland. He speaks English, Somali, Arabic, and Chinese.
Nicolas earned a BA in English from Amherst College and is currently completing a Master in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he concentrates on equitable approaches to energy infrastructure development. He is a fellow at the Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship and The MasterCard Foundation.
In addition to his work with Qorax, Nigel is a Senior Associate with Brightfields LLC, a renewable energy firm that redevelops contaminated land with utility-scale solar projects in the United States.
Nigel received a BA from Amherst College, where he studied the material science and system design of photovoltaics and polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is an Echoing Green Fellow and a recipient of the Harold Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Award.
Eric received a BS from Cornell University in Materials Science and a PhD in Polymer Science and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eric works full-time as the Technology Evaluation Specialist at MIT’s D-Lab, where he works to identify technologies that can be brought to scale for positive social impact.
He has consulted on and directed socio-environmental and sanitation projects in Brazil and Angola. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), initially serving in Cambodia, and most recently at the FAO headquarters in Italy.
Mr. Pedersen is a regular speaker on redevelopment issues at the Boston University School of Management as well as at several trade and educational forums. Mr. Pedersen graduated from Amherst College, magna cum laude, and the University of Chicago Law School.
Ayanda earned a BA in Economics and Black Studies from Amherst College.
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Somalia has some of the highest electricity prices in the world. Its youth unemployment rate is above 50%. Poor infrastructure complicates traditional supply chains. We built EnerSom to tackle these challenges.
Qorax Energy is a creative and dynamic partner as we combat Somaliland’s high unemployment and high costs of electricity.
Qorax Energy’s approach presents great opportunity for the people of Somaliland.
Qorax’s efforts coincide with the Ministry of Energy’s plans to guide the utilization of solar power and support the Somaliland government’s environmental goals.
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