Berlin-based AYUNI Systems, is set to launch new Solar Energy Rent to Own – Pay as You Go program to help provide reliable and affordable energy sources to millions of people in the Sub-Saharan African region.
The firm will take on M-Kopa Solar, dLight among others. According to Barton Shasha, Managing Director Ayuni Systems, “Pay As You Go” solar energy program will make clean and reliable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa more accessible than ever.
“The company is introducing solar lanterns and solar home systems that can be purchased on a rent to own basis.The goal is to supply affordable and reliable power to millions and change the way they live,” he added.
Fewer than 50 percent of people in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to energy for lighting, the spokesperson said, and those than do are often paying more than 30 percent of their income for energy and are forced to use fossil fuels.
The company will allow residents to lessen reliance on fuels while providing them with an affordable means of cleaner energy. The solar energy system is paid for with weekly installments and customers only pay for what they consume.
Over time, the system will be paid off and customers will be able to keep their system without additional payment or upgrade to a larger one. Schools and homes will be able to keep activities going into the night. Businesses will do more than save on energy; they will be able to keep longer hours and see improvements in the local economy.
The firm is set to set up a warehouse in Cameroon and help support local customers, and it hopes to raise 33,760 Euros through crowdfunding.
“These solar systems will give millions a chance to improve their lives,” the spokesperson said.