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Azuri Zambia featured on BBC News

January 12, 2018|

Andrew Harding reports on off-grid solar energy is making an impact in rural Zambia. Across sub-Saharan Africa, there are 600 million people who lack access to electricity and modern digital [...]

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About Azuri Technologies

Azuri is a leading commercial provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems to rural off-grid communities. With the widest reach of any provider across East and West Africa, Azuri is leveraging solar and mobile technology to allow users in 12 different countries to access renewable, distributed power on a pay-as-you-go basis. Offices in Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria) and Cambridge (U.K.) with regional offices in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Lusaka (Zambia), and Kampala (Uganda).

Providing Energy Access

Azuri is bringing modern conveniences to millions of rural off-grid consumers for the very first time. Azuri’s PayGo model makes the best new technology affordable to as many customers as possible.

Product Quality

Azuri’s products are second-to-none in terms of quality and reliability and contain technology as advanced as anything in the west. For example, Azuri’s award-winning HomeSmart™ technology brings artificial intelligence for the first time to small domestic solar home systems to monitor both climatic conditions and historical customer usage patterns to optimise power consumption.
Life-changing technology
Azuri’s technology is transformational, with immediate impacts on health, wealth, security and quality of life. In addition to immediate financial savings compared to expensive kerosene and batteries, benefits of solar light include better environmental and physical health, children can study longer increased security, time enrichment and shop keepers can open longer. And there are significant longer-term benefits that come from being connected via solar-powered radio, TVs and mobile phones: access to the knowledge economy, political engagement and nurturing of entrepreneurial ambitions leading to local job creation.

Last Mile Distribution

Azuri can reach the remotest customers, even when the roads have run out. Our local distribution partners have local expertise and are recruited within their communities, given extensive training and an industry-beating commission structure that rewards them over the longer term for both installations and on-going top-up payments.

Deliverable Today

Azuri’s products can be installed immediately and have an impact from day one. There is no need for any additional infrastructure, nor is any upfront collateral needed. Azuri essentially provides customers with their very own mini home power station that is theirs to own when they have paid off their contract.

Latest Awards

AzuriTV named Innovative Technology of the Year at Africa Utility Week Awards 2018
Azuri named in Start-Up Energy Transition Top 100, 2018
Listed in the Financial Times 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe for 2018
Finalist in the 2018 Edison Awards for Social Impact
Listed in the 2018 Global Cleantech Top 100
Winner of 2017 Cambridge Cleantech Award
Winner of the 2017 Gold Edison Award for Energy and Sustainability
Named Number 1 International Cleantech company for GCCA (Global Cleantech Cluster Association)
Finalist for Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards 2016
Winner of Rural Electrification Development Award 2016
Winner fo United Nations Climate Change Award 2015
Winner of UNFCCC Momentum for Change Awards 2015
Named in Nominet Trust top 100 inspiring uses of digital technology to bring about social change 2015
Azuri and Oasis Africa Resources win WAPIC Award 2015
Azuri listed in Huffington Posts 23 Most Innovative Startups  2013
Winner of Ashden Award for Innovation 2013
Winner of Energy Globe Award 2013
Azuri named one of 25 Most Audacious Companies by Inc.
Azuri named Nobel Sustainability Supported Clean Tech Company 2012
Azuri named as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum 2012
Business Green Leaders Award 2012
Azuri named Top Sustainable Solution by Sustainia 100
Simon Bransfield-Garth, Azuri Technologies CEO, is a regular speaker at key industry events. If you would like Simon to speak at your next event, email with the event details.
Simon is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technology and the role it plays in addressing the challenges of emerging economies.
Simon has 30 years global experience building rapid growth, technology-based businesses in sectors including semi-conductor, automotive and mobile phones.
His career includes seven years at Symbian, the phone OS maker, where he was a member of the Leadership Team and VP Global Marketing.
He currently sits on the Governing Council of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS).
Named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2012, Simon is also the founder of Myriad Solutions Ltd, and was previously a Fellow at Cambridge University.
He holds a BA and PhD in Engineering from St John’s College, Cambridge UK.


Gina Ghensi
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