Simpa Networks is a venture-backed technology company with a bold mission: to make modern energy simple, affordable, and accessible for everyone. Simpa has introduced a product and business model that will make sustainable energy choices “radically affordable” to the 1.6 billion Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumers who currently lack access to electricity.
Simpa sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and SMEs in rural India. We operate in poor grid areas, where customers have less than 12 hours a day from an unreliable grid, and off-grid areas, where customers have no connection to the national electricity grid. Our customers make a small initial down payment for a high-quality solar PV system and then pre-pay for the energy service, topping up their systems in small user-defined increments using a mobile phone. Each payment for energy also adds towards the final purchase price. Once fully paid, the system unlocks permanently and produces energy, free and clear. The innovative pricing model is called Progressive Purchase™. Simpa has established operations in 8 districts of Uttar Pradesh, India.