Since 2012, Azuri has delivered affordable solar home systems on a commercial basis to customers in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The company has sold more than 150,000 systems, impacting more than 750,000 lives.
Without electricity, rural Africans are forced to use lighting alternatives, such as, candles, batteries, and kerosene lamps, which can represent as much as a third of the net income for poorer households. Apart from being denied light at night, a lack of power also means simple things like recharging a mobile phone becomes a major logistic challenge, often necessitating a long journey to the nearest phone-charging kiosk. The price paid for mobile phone charging then becomes about 100 times the cost of equivalent power in the West.
Azuri’s long-term vision is to bridge the digital and services gap that exists between urban and rural communities through the power of solar. A proud member of key industry bodies, Azuri regularly engages with governments, policy-makers and global leaders around the world to help shape this exciting new sector.
Azuri works in close collaboration with locally-based partner companies to deliver, support and maintain its solar products and services specially designed for off-grid households. Local partners have extensive regional knowledge and expertise, and existing infrastructure such as shops, transportation and training. By working with these leading local companies, Azuri is able to reach the most remote consumers and provide a genuine local point of contact to ensure a high quality customer journey.
When Azuri first started few homes used solar, but now our products are changing lives and reducing the challenges of living off-grid with over half a million people in East Africa plugging into Azuri power.