Powerhive develops scalable, bankable off-grid utility solutions to provides access to clean energy.

Product description Brand name and product description

Powerhive’s goal is to be an affordable and reliable micro-grid electricity provider. Their platform combines three components to provide reliable electricity in remote areas:

  • Asali – Smart meter
  • Honeycomb – SaaS cloud solution for grid management
  • Swarm –  Site selection application.

Powerhive was granted permission to operate as a private utility in 2015 by the Energy Regulatory Commission of Kenya.  This allows them to sell electricity from their micro-grids to the public.

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

Africa and Asia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Powerhive has a pay as you go model with a connection fee of about 25-30 USD. Customers can pre-pay using Airtel Money or M-PESA. The service costs roughly 0.75 USD per kWh.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

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

Communities and businesses in remote areas that are not served by grid electricity

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