There are 580 million people in Sub-Sahara Africa that have no access to electricity.
Instead, they use kerosene. The poorest African households spend between 10 and 25% of their monthly household on kerosene. Kerosene is an expensive and dangerous; it has serious consequences for the users’ health and a significant negative environmental impact. We want to change this – and much more besides.
There are 4.2 million off-grid households in Kenya, mostly in rural areas, that use kerosene as their primary light source. The solar market in Africa is beginning to achieve exceptional growth; conservative forecasts suggest annual growth of 45-50%.
We sell high quality solar powered products from the best manufacturers in the world. These products are all Lighting Africa accredited. We sell products that utilise embedded technology, often referred to as Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO). This technology allows us to offer the best products to our customers on credit, allowing regular affordable payments.
The combination of high-quality products and PAYG technology gives our customers choice and access to the energy ladder at different cost access points – whether a basic solar light or a home solar system and TV bundle.
The technology and products continue to develop to meet household and business requirements, also referred to as productive solar products, we continue to review our product portfolio to meet our customers need.
We do not manufacture our own products. There are many companies that are doing this successfully – we want to remain product agnostic – to ensure that we offer the latest and best quality products to our customers.