"Solar lamps are becoming every day cheaper and more reliable while the price of kerosene increase. So, there is a growing demand for this products and more companies are likely to enter in the market. At the same time customers of solar lights are…"
"Unfortunately, too often governments are more in large foreign investment than in distributed solutions, an example is the energy policy proposed by the Kenyan government (1 chapter about nuclear energy and just 2 words about solar lanterns...in a…"
"1) to help the market of distribute energy solutions: reducing or eliminating the taxes (VAT and importation taxes) on products like pico-solar lights and energy efficient cook stoves.
2) To run educational campaigns about RE and…"
"SunnyMoney has sold more than 1M lights in East Africa and we take care of the last-mile distribution (reaching the end customer in rural and remote areas). We are expanding quickly and form last year we have started operations in Senegal.
"PRICING: Reducing the upfront cost of the product. For example: Unilever mini-doses of soap or the payments in installments of the PAYG solar lights.
DISTRIBUTION: leveraging existing networks and local trusted salesmen in order to reach a…"
"for 'in housing' financing we work with partners on entry-level PAYG solar lights but we have to consider a certain default on the payments. For example: M-Kopa (PAYG solar home system) is a successful company with a repayment rate of 95%."