According to the Kisumu County Government, only 46 percent of the county’s general population is connected to the grid. Azuri’s new solar center will bring affordable, clean energy to the many thousands across the county who lack access to mains electricity. More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa continue to live without reliable power.
Since launching in 2012, Azuri has become one of the leading providers of pay-as-you-go solar power lighting and TV systems, operating in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria. To date, the company has sold over 150,000 systems.
Azuri’s innovative application of solar power combined with mobile payment technology and energy-efficient appliances is enabling off-grid African families to experience modern digital technologies such clean, powerful LED lighting appliances and satellite TV for the first time.
“The launch of the Azuri’s off-grid solar center in Kisumu brings modern devices and services to our residents while addressing the challenge of energy access,” said Daniel Okia, Chief Officer, Ministry of Energy and Industrialisation, Kisumu County.
The off-grid solar center features the latest solar home solutions from Azuri which local consumers can see and try, including Azuri’s new energy-efficient 32-inch solar satellite TV and home lighting system. The center also provides face-to-face customer support in addition to servicing and repairs.
More than two million households in Africa are now connected to reliable clean energy via small solar home systems (SHS) on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Photo: Daniel Okia, Chief Officer, Ministry of Energy and Industrialisation, Kisumu County (left) and Snehar Shah, General Manager for Azuri East Africa, officially open the Azuri's new Off-grid Solar Centre in Kisumu. More photos available upon request.