Off-Grid Electric Solar Home System

Off-Grid Electric

An inclusive solar product with panels, batteries, and appliances.

Product description Brand name and product description

This product has been discontinued. Off-Grid Solar Systems has been acquired by Zola Electric.

The Off-Grid Electric solar home systems are home level systems that include a solar array, battery, power electronics and end-use appliances, such as lighting, radios, device charging and television. As of August 2016, Off-Grid offers four system sizes including 12, 25, 50 and 80 watts with pay as you go functionality. Included in the above product images are the M30 and M120. In East Africa, Off-Grid Electric is known as M-Power.

Off-Grid Electric is located in Arusha, Tanzania with additional operations in San Francisco, California.

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

Off-Grid Electric is distributing systems in Tanzania and Rwanda.

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

Off-Grid Electric is the main distributor with a sales team and several third party distributors.

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

Depending on the system size, customers will pay 10-20% down and $7 – $20 USD per month for 36 months. This is a product price range of roughly $280 – $800 USD. interview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

The competitive landscape for this product includes solar home systems such as the Mobisol Solar Home System, M-KOPA III Solar Home System, and Azuri Duo Solar Home System.

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

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Individuals, households and private sector businesses who represent are the target users.

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