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upOwa is the leading ‘pay-as-you-go’ solar company in Cameroon and is on the way to become a leader of the solar sector in Francophone African countries. Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies, innovative distribution channels and tailored financing options, the company is now opening the most remote communities to sustainable forms of energy.

Building on an emerging mobile money market and the growing use of solar solutions, upOwa has developed and implemented an operational model aiming at upscaling innovative solar business-models to challenging regions of West and Central Africa.

upOwa distributes innovative solar solutions on a rent-to-own basis, enabling customers to purchase high-quality solar home systems with a flexible payment plan. By using mobile money, upOwa’s model enables customers to prepay the use of their kits through a flexible payment scheme. The customer relationship includes a high-quality after-sales service during the whole repayment period.

upOwa has a bold stretch goal: make solar energy available to millions of households now living in the dark.