Solaris Offgrid has developed a PAYG solar home system and an interoperable software platform. The hardware is a modular solar home system from 20W to 200W PV. The software platform integrates with mobile money and manages PAYG functionality as well as being a CRM and operations management tool. The software is cloud based and works on mobile and web, but also via an app that allows offline use.
Solaris has been operating in Tanzania since 2014, and is scaling in other regions through partnerships; Either providing both the PAYG hardware and software or just the software service. The approach is to provide the tools to operators in a flexible way so they can in turn provide their customers the best product in the market and efficiently scale.