Azuri powers ahead with new solar hub
Azuri Technologies, a Cambridge-based leader in pay-as-you-go solar home technology for off-grid Africa, continues to build on its vision of ‘connecting the unconnected’ with the opening of its Off-grid Solar Centre in Kisumu County, Kenya.
Recent figures from Kisumu County Government show only 46 per cent of the area’s general population is connected to the grid.
Azuri’s new solar centre will bring affordable, clean energy to the many thousands across the county who lack access to mains electricity. More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa continue to struggle without reliable power.
Since launching in 2012, Azuri is now one of the leading providers of pay-as-you-go solar power lighting and TV systems, operating in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria. To date, the company has sold over 150,000 systems.
Azuri’s innovative application of solar power combined with mobile payment technology and energy-efficient appliances is enabling off-grid African families to experience modern digital technologies such clean, powerful LED lighting appliances and satellite TV for the first time.
The Off-grid Solar Centre features the latest solar home solutions from Azuri which local consumers can see and try, including Azuri’s new energy-efficient 32-inch solar satellite TV and home lighting system. The centre also provides face-to-face customer support in addition to servicing and repairs.
More than 2 million households in Africa are now connected to reliable clean energy via small solar home systems (SHS) on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Azuri recently announced a $26 million investment led by Fortune 500 company Marubeni.
Photograph courtesy – Azuri Technologies