Zonful Energy, Greenlight Planet distribute 10,000 Pay-As-You-Go Solar Home Systems in Zimbabwe

Images of branding, products and clients in and around the town of Kitale, NW Kenya, for M-KOPA SOLAR, a mobile technology innovating company who believe in the huge potential of transformative, affordable products such as solar panels and lights, the D10 and D20, designed for underserved consumers.

Zonful Energy, a pay as you go (PAYG) company in Zimbabwe set an impressive record of distributing 10,000 Sun King™ solar home systems in a short span of four months. The systems have been distributed to 10,000 Zimbabwean households, affording customers the ability to pay for the same in small, affordable instalments over time.

“This milestone was only reached by listening to our customers and understanding their needs. Focusing on our customer brought us to this milestone we are celebrating today; about 10,000 new signups in four months alone. Across every industry, almost nothing will have a bigger impact on our business than listening to the people we serve. When we listen to our customers, we can create new opportunities on our own terms, instead of fighting for space in a crowded ring. As Zonful, we care about helping our potential 17 million off-grid customers to become more productive families.” says William Ponela, CEO, Zonful Energy.

Zonful Energy, which leverages local leaders to educate households and influence sales, conducted a countrywide campaign and successfully covered seven out of Zimbabwe’s eight provinces. Fifty rural agents have been recruited to coordinate the customers in their respective areas, and more than one hundred rural technicians have been trained and employed to help customers install the Sun King™ Home systems.

Zonful Energy is one of Greenlight Planet’s biggest distributors of solar home lighting solutions including the Sun King™ Home 60 & Sun King™ Home 120 Plus for households in Zimbabwe that lack adequate access to the electric grid. Greenlight Planet’s Sun King™ Home range offers comprehensive energy solutions, complete with up to four hanging lamps, a USB port for mobile charging, portable radios, and a motion sensor security lamp to provide light and charging capabilities for fundamental household electronics. EasyBuyTM, Greenlight Planet’s pay-as-you-go technology, is embedded in the Sun KingTM home systems.