Pay-as-you-go solar firm Azuri Technologies has created Azuri East Africa, based in Nairobi, to consolidate its growing presence in the region and bring together Azuri’s East African activities under a single operating entity.
The firm has also appointed former Regional CFO of Eaton Towers, Snehar Shah, to lead its East Africa operations five years since it first entered the Kenyan market.
According to Simon Bransfield-Garth, Chief Executive of Azuri: “The creation of Azuri East Africa marks a further milestone in Azuri’s journey and demonstrates our continuing commitment to serving our customers in East Africa. I am delighted that leading industry figure Snehar Shah will be joining us to drive the next stage of our growth in the region.”
With over 80,000 households served across multiple African countries, Azuri East Africa will be a launch pad for further expansion across the burgeoning East Africa region with products such as HomeStart, Quad Solar and the Duo.
HomeSmart, is a machine-learning technology that adapts to each customer’s individual needs to guarantee light at night while Quad solar home system provides customers with four LED lights with mobile phone charging and a rechargeable radio all for KES 50 per day and the new Duo product with two lights and charger is requires no deposit and equivalent daily payments as low as KES 31.50 per day.
The firm will be a competition to M-KOPA Solar, Angaza and Mobisol which recently launched in the country.
With greater demand for electricity, strategic alternatives like those promoted by Azuri Technologies are instrumental in providing necessary clean and affordable solutions for both rural and urban consumers. Shah says he’s looking forward to building upon my experience within the telecom industry and is proud to be part of the growth of the pay-as-you-go solar products to the mass market in the same region.
Azuri’s HQ is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, with staff based in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania.