Mobisol which operates in East Africa and Baobab+, a principal solar distributor in West Africa, have joined hands in a partnership to boost the solar revolution in Ivory Coast.

Baobab+ will be distributing Mobisol’s all-in-one solar system throughout the country in a move to provide reliable high-tech solar hardware and innovative software solutions and finance in West Africa.

According to Klaus Maier, Mobisol’s Head of Partnerships & Expansion: “We are pleased to team up and deliver our state-of-the art hardware and software solutions to Baobab+ as an experienced partner on the ground. This is the first step towards further supporting Baobab+ to provide tens of thousands of Ivorian households and businesses with reliable, affordable and sustainable energy.”

The partnership with Mobisol as a hardware and software provider enables Baobab+ to focus on sales and distribution strategies through Microcred’s existing distribution network of 20 branches and 100,000 clients in Côte d’Ivoire.

The deal will see Baobab+ clients, have successfully completed their PAYG purchase, will become eligible to a Microcred digital loan. Baobab+’s deep understanding of local characteristics and operational experience within the West African market positions them ideally to quickly establish scalable structures for logistics, sales and marketing as well as a comprehensive after-sales network for households and micro-entrepreneurs throughout Côte d’Ivoire.

The Mobisol system includes PV panel, inbuilt battery, large flatscreen HD TV with aerial & sat receiver, ultra-efficient LED lamps and charges customers’ mobile phones. By providing robust and reliable solar solutions with compatible DC appliances in Côte d’Ivoire, the Germany-based company builds upon their success story in East Africa, where they have already electrified nearly half a million people to date.

Mobisol provides their proprietary software suite SolarHub, enabling convenient pay-as-you-go (PAYG) financing via mobile banking and comprehensive customer experience support.

Alexandre Coster, CEO and founder at Baobab+ said, “We are thrilled to officially launch our operations in Côte d’Ivoire with larger solar systems that empower entire communities. This way, we will help to vastly boost electrification in Côte d’Ivoire – thus raising households’ quality of life and socio-economic opportunities, while mitigating global climate change.”