Nigeria's Acting President Launches Solar Power Program
Initiative will deliver 20,000 Azuri PayGo Solar Home Systems to rural households
Azuri has the widest reach of any PayGo solar service in sub Saharan Africa
Azuri has combined solar and mobile phone technology to bring power at scale to off-grid customers in rural emerging markets
The business model enables users to save up to 50% each week and local entrepreneurs to build new revenue streams
Azuri presents an innovative and commercially viable solution that represents an exciting new route to market in rural Africa
Azuri Technologies and home entertainment satellite provider, Zuku have launched the first complete pay-as-you-go satellite TV package targeting households without electricity in the Kenyan market.
Combining solar home power, 24-inch TV, satellite dish and Zuku Smart+ entertainment with 50 TV and 21 radio channels, the AzuriTV system targets households outside the power grid offering affordable TV, anytime, anywhere, in one complete PayGo package.
The service is initially available in selected regions of Central Kenya and will be rolled out progressively nationwide in 2017, targeting the over 5m households that are currently outside of the power grid.
Visit www.azuriTV.com for more information.
Azuri’s CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth’s TEDx talk illustrates the impact of the combination of solar technology, mobile phones and community-orientated distribution with real-life stories from rural sub Saharan Africa.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
In this TEDx talk, Simon asks us to change the way we think about electrification and proposes it is not the quantity of energy that is of paramount importance but energy access. To maximise the benefit of energy, we need to think about how to provide energy access on a broad scale, not just quantities of energy to the privileged few.
Azuri’s new generation LED lamps have been designed specifically for African off-grid rural markets. Encased in Azuri yellow ABS plastic, the new lamps combine a sophisticated look with robust design and incorporate the latest LEDcard technology.
As many of the 600 million off-grid consumers in sub Saharan Africa experience 12 hours of darkness every night, clean home lighting is crucial in improving quality of life and optimising productivity. In designing these lamps, Azuri’s mission was to go further, to allow rural African consumers to benefit from a top quality product, whose performance and efficiency exceeds that found in most typical homes and businesses in developed markets.
To read more about Azuri’s new generation LED lamps:
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Azuri PayGo Solar can have a transformative power over the lives of women living off-grid in rural sub Saharan Africa. Previously constrained by the rising and setting of the sun, these women can now start to organise their own time.
For many Azuri customers, this greater degree of freedom is one of the defining characteristics of an electrified household, and one step towards a connected lifestyle.
Meet Suzanne and Katherine, two women who have managed to make more money and more time for themselves with Azuri.
Read the full blog piece on how Azuri is helping women transform their lives.