Solaris Offgrid is thrilled to announce their partnership with Kenyan manufacturers The KGS Group, a collaboration put in place to make the AllSola computer Paygo-compatible through PaygOps SaaS platform, enabling underserved and off-grid communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to have access to the Internet and benefit from education and financial opportunities that may help them improve their livelihoods.
The AllSola computer is an integrated solar device with a 60-watt solar panel, a 20 AH lithium battery, a charge controller (for lighting and charging electronics), and an attached Google 9.0 Certified FHD 13.3” Android screen (for free- to-air TV and Internet). The device provides stable and reliable warm lighting and device charging in addition to a platform for digital TV and internet access through app and digital content.
This robust combination between the AllSola computer and PaygOps flexible features enables an innovative platform with access to energy and digital content to users who are unable to pay for the product in cash. By providing affordable access to the internet, the two organisations are empowering underserved users to be more literate, aware, connected and able to generate income from new opportunities. On top of that, last-mile distributors of the AllSola devices will be able to smoothly manage their lease, sales and after-sales operations through PaygOps, Solaris Offgrid’s renowned last-mile management software.
“We believe that our partnership with PaygOps will increase access to clean energy and information to the right groups, such as marginalised communities, refugees, students, rural populations, and connect them to the rest of the world, thus offering them better life opportunities to improve their lives.” Marielle Fillit, co-founder and CEO at The KGS Group.
Technology and access to the internet are powerful tools to break the cycle of poverty, yet millions of people in emerging markets do not benefit from the advantages of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products, due to their high costs. Computers are essential tools for schools to create better learning environments and for students to access unlimited resources of information and foster their education. PaygOps is committed to reducing the digital divide, facilitating and promoting access to ICT such as the AllSola computer by The KGS Group.
“In our continued efforts to bring our Paygo and open source technologies to as many sectors as possible, we see The KGS Group as a strong partner that allows us to provide clean energy and digital communications to neglected communities. By leveraging the advantages of the innovative AllSola computer through our Paygo flexible functionalities, we’re supporting LMDs in their mission to serve more customers in remote areas with robust life-changing products”, adds Thibault Lesueur, Co-founder and CCO at Solaris Offgrid.
The KGS Group develops and distributes smart solar products as a positive contribution to fighting climate change. With the AllSola device, they envision a connected world, with renewable energy at its core. Their mission is to achieve quality, efficiency and affordability in providing energy solutions to the right groups of users.
About Solaris Offgrid:
Solaris Offgrid supports distributors and manufacturers across all industries in over 35 countries through Product Development Services and flexible IT solutions. Solaris Offgrid’s flagship PaygOps platform is an interoperable B2B SaaS which connects energy and utility appliances (solar devices, water-pumps, cookstoves, smart meters, e-bikes) and payment methods (Pay-as-you-go and Mobile Money) within a suite of enterprise applications or API services, to allow distributors to smoothly manage their operations and tackle their challenges at the last mile, thus enabling them to provide affordable essential products and services to millions of people at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid.
Source: Solaris Offgrid