Globally, more than 1.5 billion people lack access to an electricity grid. Consumers in this off-grid world spend hundreds of dollars each year to light their homes and to power their small electronics—in total, more than $10 billion each year on kerosene fuel for lighting alone—and they do so using expensive sources of dirty energy. Modern alternatives such as photovoltaic solar are less expensive when amortized over time, but their upfront price keeps these options out of reach in this enormous market.
Angaza removes the cost barrier to room-scale solar energy systems: our customers pre-pay for energy with micropayments tied to their usage. Like airtime minutes, energy use is metered, and an Angaza-compatible solar product deactivates when the pre-paid energy is used. By allowing payments to fit customers’ cash flow while tailoring energy prices to local markets, we replace spending on kerosene, candles, and disposable batteries. Angaza is reshaping the off-grid market, while enabling millions of consumers to purchase modern energy alternatives for the first time.