ReadyPay 10W Home Starter Kit
A solar home system with integrated mobile pay in Uganda.
The 10W ReadyPay Home Starter Kit is a modified version of the Readyset Solar Home System with a built-in Pay-As-You-Go platform that allows users to pay-to-own their Solar Home System (SHS). It is 1 of 5 different ReadyPay Solar System kits available with payment plans in Uganda . The system integrates with any mobile money system and enables ReadyPay customers to make payments from a mobile phone and receive a secure code to unlock access to solar power until another payment is due while also helping users build their credit scores.
Fenix International and MTN dealers in Uganda.
The 10W ReadyPay Home Starter Kit pricing plan includes the following options:
• Deposit: 40,000 UGX (~$13.31 USD)
• Daily: 1000 UGX (~$0.33 USD)
• Weekly: 7,000 UGX (~$2.33 USD)
• Monthly: 30,000 UGX (~9.98 USD)
Prices are based on an 18 months repayment period which will total to ~$179.64 USD. The initial deposit includes 7 free days of power and MTN Mobile Money fees for sending money apply.
The 10W ReadyPay Home Starter Kit is 1 of 5 different ReadyPay Solar System kits available with payment plans in Uganda
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Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Off grid, very low income consumers in the developing world, outdoor enthusiasts, aid organizations, green energy enthusiasts, and individuals concerned with emergency preparedness.
The ReadyPay financial platform is patent-pending. Fenix encourages adaptations using their technology through what they call their “power API”, a way for users and innovators to create and sell innovative new products using the ReadySet as an energy platform.
Product can be purchased by contacting Fenix in Uganda (by phone on 0800 202 933 for free).
Number and type of power outputs
Number and type of light points
Manufacturer-specified lumen-hours per solar day
Peak power rating of the solar panel in standardized sunlight conditions, provided by the manufacturer
Manufacturer-specified battery capacity
Manufacturer-specified battery voltage
Type of battery used
Can the user easily replace the battery if needed?
Can this system be monitored remotely?
Type of user payment structure
Does this system require mobile connectivity (either for payments or to function)?
The ReadyPay is integrated into the ReadySet solar charged battery kit. To operate the system customers pay a deposit and receive the ReadySet Solar Power System. They make payment installments via MTN Mobile Money to access power via a unique SMS code on their phone. The code is entered into the ReadyPay Solar Power System and unlock the power flow. After the customer completes their installment payments (usually after 18 months), they receive a code that permanently unlocks their ReadyPay Solar Power System. After that they can use it as much as needed for free.
The battery kit itself can be charged by wall outlet, solar panel, or modified to be charged by a user’s own power generating device. The basic kit comes with:
• 3 Ultra bright LED lights
• 2 Phone charging cables
• One of two solar panels capable of producing 10 watts or 17watts.
The system is capable of supporting daily use of up to: 3 lights for 4 hours and charging 2 phones.
Additional solar panels can be purchased and added to the system in parallel to produce up to 75 watts with a total of 5 solar panels. The Fenix solar panels are designed for easy plugin to the battery system.
The ReadySet is 8.9”L x 7.2”W x 3.7”H and weighs 2.2 lbs. The solar panel is 17”L x 11”W x 0.9”H and weighs 3.8 lbs.
The battery stores 40 Wh of energy.
Fenix International provides customer care via telephone at 0800 202 933, through an online support center, and through user manuals (English and Kiswahili).
Solar panels are available separately.Other components are not available separately.
Fenix products sold in the USA and Canada have a limited 6 month warranty. Products sold directly by Fenix outside the USA and Canada do not have a warranty. Products sold by independent retailers outside the USA and Canada may have warranties and should be contacted if products were purchased from them.
Customizable solar array (1-5 panels):
Solar Array Voltage: 16-60V
Solar Array Power: 5-75W (max 15W per panel).
Solar Power Algorithm: Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT).
AC-DC Electric Wall Adapter:
Normal Power Brick Voltage: 16-19V
Normal Charge Power: 20W
Normal Charge Current: Charging is constant power, current will vary based on input voltage
High Power Brick Voltage: 20-60V
High Charge Power: 30W
High Charge Current: Charging is constant power, current will vary based on input voltage
Max Charge Power: 30W
Performance is vetted by the manufacturer.
Fenix International Inc.
No listed hazards
Fenix Solar 15, 15W Panels, ReadySquid USB Phone Charging Kit.
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Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. The system has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B device according to Part 15 of the FCC rules. ICES-003B / NMB-003 B. Demonstrated EMC compliance.
Field trials and customer feedback.
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