M-Kopa

M-KOPA Solar is the market leader in ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy services for off-grid customers - combining mobile payments with GSM sensor technology to enable the leasing of solar power systems.

The company was created on the founders' belief that mobile technology could create a leapfrog opportunity in energy and address a huge market need. Across Africa and South Asia one billion off-grid homes spend a combined US$50 billion per year on fuel substitutes. In less than 2 years since its launch in October 2012, M-KOPA Solar has connected more than 100,000 homes in East Africa to solar power and is adding over 10,000 new ones each month.