IoT remote performance monitoring and Pay Go credit management for solar installations and businesses.
Open Capital Advisors (Shell foundation, GAIA Impact Fund (Power Africa), Efficiency for Access (Get.invest), The Unreasonable Institute Accelerator
A lack of access to grid electricity for 85% of the population (Uganda). While off-grid solar has grown by over 500% in the past five years (GOGLA, 2018), much of this growth is not sustainable as a result of a persisting challenge in the solar industry due to the high costs of operations and maintenance, leading to non-performing systems. This is relevant to UNDP because many organisations struggle to validate solar installations and a number of them installed under donor programs fail due to rudimentary performance tracking leading to proper maintenance.
We are strengthening the operations of solar businesses with IoT based digital tools to lower operation and maintenance costs. Our cloud-based platform we call REMOT, offers remote performance monitoring and credit management features. REMOT is a Pay Go platform designed to increase the health of the solar systems as a result of better maintenance, save solar companies on warranty disputes, and easily collected mobile payments for installations done on credit.
Remote monitoring of solar-powered systems allows individuals in low-income and resource-lacking areas to consistently benefit from infrastructures powered by solar energy.
Currently have pilot programmes running in DRC, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Somalia and India all aimed towards expanding sales.