Angaza’s Pay-As-You-Go solution enables businesses to extend flexible solar payment plans to the billion individuals without access to grid electricity. Our platform allows manufacturers and distributors of off-grid energy products to expand their customer base and access data–driven market insights. Angaza’s partners can launch their Pay-As-You-Go program today without the investment of building and operating the necessary technology.
For manufacturers, Angaza has multiple options to embed Pay-As-You-Go technology into their products, based on their distribution channels, target markets and product price points.
1) Cable-based technology – the lowest cost option; well suited for small scale, portable Pay-As-You-Go products.
2) Keypad technology – uses direct SMS communication with customers; removes the need for a sales agent network (for markets with mobile money solutions).
3) GSM technology – relies on cellular networks to transmit data between the product and Angaza’s platform, the Energy Hub.
For distributors, the Angaza Energy Hub is a customizable, web interface that manages all aspects of a Pay-As-You-Go distribution network and supports the Pay-As-You-Go devices produced by our manufacturing partners. Distributors also have access to the Angaza Activator, a smart-phone app that facilitates distribution operations in the field.
Based in San Francisco and Nairobi, Angaza’s platform is operating in India, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Uganda. New country launches scheduled for 2016 include Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Myanmar, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania.