WOWsolar 100

Amped Innovation PBC

WOWsolar 100 is a solar home system with integrated Pay-as-you-go functionality.


Product description Brand name and product description

WOWsolar 100 is a solar home system with integrated Pay-as-you-go functionality designed by Amped Innovation in partnership with Driven Innovation and Angaza. This product provides home lighting through an energy system composed of a solar panel, a combined control unit with battery and 3 – 4 LED lamps. A portable radio is also included with the system. Users can upgrade their system by adding solar panels, battery packs, lamps and even a TV to climb the energy ladder. This system is part of Amped Innovation’s WOWsolar Family product which is a verified product of the Lighting Global Quality Standards.

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

East Africa, West Africa and India.

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

This product is distributed by the manufacturer, Amped Innovation, PBC., and online/in store through retailers including BrightLife and Natfort Energy.

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

WOWsolar 100 does not have a retail price, the system has a Pay-As-You-Go business model.

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

WOWsolar 100 competes with other pay-as-you-go solar home systems, such as Mobisol and Rural Spark Energy Kit. A wide variety of other competing Solar Home Systems are detailed in the E4C solutions library

Since Amped Innovation’s WOWsolar Family product is verified by Lightning Global, it competes with any of their verified PAYG solar home systems. Full list available via Lightning Global‘s verified products.

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)

Low-income families living under $4 per day.

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