M-KOPA IV Solar Home System

M-KOPA Solar

Solar home system available in East Africa.

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 IV 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.

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

Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania

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 around 218 USD.

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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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