Modularity: easy upselling and after sales services, system grows with customer needs. High power outlet: enables running business appliances, stacking of modules for power sharing. Voice output: the system interacts with the customers acoustically, as they are often illiterate. Single wire communication: allows inter-module communication and smart appliances. System locks/unlocks via token system entered by a mini USB keypad which is needed for pay as you go.
Around 22 million off-grid households in the East African community need electricity and are using fossil fuels. Kerosene used for lighting causes 2.4 billion kg of CO2 p.a.
The solar systems provide electricity to off-grid villagers to cover their basic needs lighting, devices and appliances, and can also serve as an enabling tool for businesses (e.g. agricultural). They offer a high power outlet that enables them to run business appliances and stacks modules for power sharing; modularity, with easy upselling and after sales services the system adapts to customer needs; single wire communication allows for inter-module communication and smart appliances.
• The system locks/unlocks via a pay-as-you-go token system entered by a mini USB keypad.
• Voice output, the system interacts with customers acoustically in case of illiteracy.
• Children can study at night and experience renewable energies at first hand.
• Customers can generate income by offering phone charger businesses or other productive uses.
Solar systems to provide electricity to off-grid villagers to cover basic needs: lighting, phone charging, home appliances, and can also be an enabling tool for businesses. The system is repaid on monthly installments to local distributors within 2 years until it becomes customer property. Its modularity allows easy upselling / after sales services to adapt to needs