Mobisol, a Germany-based provider of decentralized solar solutions, has successfully installed a capacity of 10 MW and electrified over 500,000 people in East Africa to date.
Operating in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, the smart rent-to-own solar systems distributor provides solar solutions beyond lighting and focuses on the development and supply of large solar systems that power a range of energy-efficient household and productive use appliances.
While currently distributing business appliances such as multiple phone chargers and barber salon packages, the company plans to increase its offering around productive-use appliances for small and medium enterprises in 2018.
As part of its commercial strategy, Mobisol has recently grown its workforce to develop a number of B2B partnerships and support solar providers in an additional nine countries through their software suite SolarHub, which builds a digital foundation for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business models. The company aims to bring partners up to speed fast and increase the scaling of off-grid.
The firm is putting a stronger focus on corporate partnerships, enabling other sustainable businesses to utilise its versatile software solution, save costs and efficiently run their operations, while concentrating on their core business.
According to Mobisol’s founder and CEO, Thomas Gottschalk: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone to electrify half a million people in rural East Africa. But it does not end here: Our vision is to help make poverty history by providing sustainable and affordable energy solutions to 20 million people by 2023 – and ultimately to show the world that a cleaner, non-fossil fuel dependent future is possible.”
The company fights global climate change by offsetting 50,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year through its solar systems.