Retail Innovations

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Retail innovations
August 2015

PowerHive solar microgrids

Powerhive has developed a technology platform and business model that enables financing and monetization of distributed solar microgrids. PowerHive’s solar microgrids use low-cost metering hardware that provides theft detection and local wireless communication. PowerHive uses a cloud-based software platform that tracks and manages power generating assets, provides real-time data/ analytics, and supports pre-paid billing via […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Angaza solar lanterns

Angaza Design’s pay-as-you-go technology puts its products within financial reach of  kerosene-dependent households by allowing them to pay for the light in small increments over time at a cost less than they currently pay for kerosene. Angaza’s integrated hardware within the lanterns regulate energy output and enables or disables the light depending on the receipt […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

BB17 Solar Kit

The BB17 Solar Kit uses a GSM remote monitoring system to monitor performance and usage.  The system also has the ability to switch the solar kit off, which helps reduce the risk of default.  Mobile enabled payment solutions and cloud-based customer management interact with the solar systems in the field to offer energy as a […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Sun Transfer PAYG charge controller

Sun Transfer developed and piloted mulitple pay-as-you-go (PAYG) charge controllers for their large solar home systems.  They started with a RFID-card system with a point of service device, but have transitioned to a “CODE” system in both Ethiopia and Kenya. This new platform allows the customer to input SMS-codes entered via a handheld infrared device.

Retail innovations
August 2015

Mobisol Solar Home Systems

Mobisol is a pay-as-you-go smart solar home solutions firm that combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. Mobisol provides solar home systems to low income customers. The systems are networked via GSM/GPRS module and panel-mounted technology, which allows for tracking of technical data and […]

Retail innovations
July 2015

M-KOPA III solar home systems

M-Kopa is a mobile venture aiming at making it simpler and more affordable for Kenyans to acquire productive assets. The key to the M-Kopa solution is financial transactions facilitated via the mobile phone and easy and secure monitoring of the assets being acquired by the clients. An interesting benefit of this model is a flurry […]