More than 1.5 billion people live in homes without grid electricity. Their current lighting solutions – typically dry cell batteries, candles, kerosene wick lamps or diesel generators – are inefficient and costly. They also cause in- and outdoor air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and hazardous waste. This can result in illnesses, sometimes fatal. However, nearly half of the population without electricity have a cell phone, or will buy one during the next two years, and many dream about having their own TV. This creates a huge demand for distributed electricity. The traditional power grid expands at a slow rate and requires very large investments, particularly in rural areas, thereby effectively blocking this development.
Our mission is to bring the modern world to rural areas by leapfrogging traditional grid power and providing high quality and durable solar home systems to the under-served people at affordable rates.
Our systems are easy-to-use, and are based on the most proven and advanced LED technology, battery technology and smart software for better functionality. Our durable systems bring light to the rural households for many years to come, providing mobile charging in addition. Through our partners we have also developed award winning 15” and 18” LED TV sets adapted for our system, bringing information, culture and entertainment to our customers..
Our services are provided at affordable prices, lower than or equal to what customers currently spend on acquiring and using dry-cell batteries, candles, kerosene lamps, low-quality LED lamps and torches, or diesel generators. We are able to offer such low prices due to the long term durability of our systems, our scalable business model as well as our large scale financing. As a consequence, our subscribers will be able to enjoy better and more productive lives through our solar home solutions.