M-KOPA III Solar Home System

M-KOPA Solar

A solar home system with integrated pay-as-you-go functionality.

Product description Brand name and product description

M-KOPA Solar provides a technology platform that combines embedded GSM + mobile payments to enable solar home system financing. The M-KOPA III is a combined solar home system with PAYG functionality and end use appliances. Appliances include lights, a torch, radio and USB ports for device use.

M-KOPA is located in Nairobi, Kenya with additional operations in Uganda and Tanzania.

www.m-kopa.com/

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

M-KOPA Solar distributes and implements the systems in a partnership with Safaricom.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$35 USD down payment plus $0.50 USD /day for 1 year (available in local currencies). The total price after the down payment and daily payments is ~ $218 USD.

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Individuals, households and private sector businesses in East Africa are the target users of the M-KOPA products.

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