• Powering villages, Empowering enTrepreneurs

    Solaris Offgrid designs and manufactures Pay-As-You-Go Solutions to foster affordable and sustainable energy access in off-grid areas.

  • WhaT we do

    We run our own last-mile operations in Africa with Solaris Tanzania,

    to design field inclusive PAYG Solutions for our ambitious partners with Solaris Offgrid.

  • Solaris Pay-As-You-Go PlaTform

    Solaris PAYG Platform is a hardware agnostic Software & App, allowing you to unlock the scale-up barriers of your off-grid operations:


    1. Fully Integrated - Access every necessary functionality* to run your last-mile operations, at scale.

    2. Customer Inclusive - Stay connected to your customers' needs through the interactions report tools.

    3. Offline Mobile App - Enable your staff to deliver efficient customer service in the most remote environment.

    4. Flexible Development - Benefit from tailor-made software features to fit your scale-up requirements.

    5. Data Security & Ownership - Keep full ownership of your data in our bank-level infrastructure security servers.

    *Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Payment Management, Sales Assets Management, Internal Accounting, Comprehensive Data Analytics, Inventory Management.

  • Solaris Offgrid's inTegraTed approach

    The 4 dimensions of our integrated approach

    to support sustainable & profitable offgrid energy ventures


    Solaris Pay-As-You-Go Platform


    Solaris Offgrid offers a hardware agnostic PAYG Platform including an Offline Mobile App, co-designed and inspired by last-mile operations' decision makers, in order to enhance the households' experience while optimising the resources' performance of your downstream operations.

    Solaris Hardware


    We provide a unique "white branded" Pay-As-You-Go charging controller that allows our partners to power households or micro-businesses with a modular solar input from 40w to 200w and with the ability to plug accessories such as TVs. If the system's users need more power over time, our scalable product will follow through.



    Every partner is offered training at Solaris Tanzania (operating branch of Solaris Offgrid) to benchmark the most efficient practices in place. High-level support and advisory are then offered all along the partner's journey to help achieve thousands of installations.

    Financial Support


    Part of our mission is to develop mechanisms to tackle the capital expenditure barrier associated with solar energy for both our downstream partners & ultimate users. Match funding opportunities can be provided to cover post-pilot capital expenditure effort.

  • Village Energy, Uganda

    "We don't just see Solaris Offgrid as a supplier but as a strategic partner with whom we can grow together. Whether it's the visits to each other's field operations to share knowledge and best practices, the ongoing tech support we receive, getting our logo and color scheme on the Solaris systems we distribute, or the key changes made to the CRM platform on our behalf, we feel that Solaris Offgrid is very much committed to our success."​


    Jay Patel, Vice-President

    QoTTo, Bénin

    "We use hardware from Solaris Offgrid, which we have integrated with our own smart cards for communication with the devices (...) Using this technology, we then support our customers climbing the access to energy ladder, from lighting and mobile charging to watching their own TV. With the same installation, we can begin with a simple installation of a few lamps, and then a few months later, we can upgrade our customer to TV screens."


    Jean-Baptiste Lenoir, Co-Founder




    Solaris, Tanzania

    "With the Solaris PAYG Platform we are now able to collect and manage data of our thousands of clients. The features evolved as we grew, which is quite useful when you are managing a fast expanding start-up like ours! Thus, we rely on the platform and the Mobile App to help us deliver an equivalent (high) quality of service at 30,000 installations, allowing our staff to keep gaining in efficiency when managing their daily tasks deep in the bush."


    Charlène Giraudier, Country Director

  • ConTacT us

    Feel free to drop us a line to gather any further information about Solaris Offgrid.

    If you are keen on testing our integrated solution and becoming a field partner, please email us and explain:

    1. Where would you like to tackle energy access issues, mentioning any demonstrated knowledge of the given area;
    2. What would be your plan to do so, mentioning any previous experiences in business or last mile project management;
    3. How would you execute such plan, mentioning any key asset, partnership and/or financing path you may take.

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  • News

    Stay tuned, here comes the latest about Solaris Offgrid

    Victron Energy, renowned manufacturer of components for solar energy systems (kilowatt scale) and Solaris Offgrid, a leading designer of PAYG solutions for last mile operators, are thrilled to announce their collaboration in offering “Pay-As-You-Go” Victron Energy products, to support operators...
    Using the recent experience of Solaris Tanzania (operating branch of Solaris Offgrid), this report outlines a process for finding a new location to open a centre of operations to serve customers at the last mile. Access to the Field Study here
    PAYG businesses are about more than just selling a product and then leaving the customer to use it; they require the building of a long-term relationship between customer and provider (a topic we covered in more detail in a recent article for the Alliance for Rural Electrification). For the...
    By surveying the customers of Solaris Tanzania (operating branch of Solaris Offgrid), this report explores appealing products, as well as current levels of access to these products. Access to the Field Study here
    What is our ambassador program (Solaris Business School)? The program started over a year ago and aims at recruiting and training salesmen to join the Solaris team to pitch in the villages. More than 150 ambassadors have been trained in the program so far. After being recommended by staff...
    On the 14th and 15th of August 2017, Solaris Offgrid was invited by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) to talk at the World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Benjamin David, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Solaris Offgrid, was speaking during the Future Energy...
    This report takes a detailed look at the Solar Home System (SHS) market. By reviewing a recent report by Hystra entitled ‘Reaching Scale in Access to Energy’ pages 39-53, it examines the major challenges faced by practitioners, and how Solaris Offgrid helps our partners to overcome them. Access...
    Solaris Offgrid is delighted to now count on Microsoft as one of its most prestigious supporters. Last week, the global technology giant released the names of the 10 businesses short listed to benefit from The Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative (#AAIGrant). Solaris Offgrid was part of the...
    Solaris Offgrid: Could you please tell us who you are what led you to start the initiative Qotto? Jean-Baptiste Lenoir: We are Qotto, a French company solving the access to energy issues faced by rural off-grid householders in Benin. We believe that providing electricity to people in need is an...
    On the 28th June, Solaris Offgrid were invited by UNDP (United Nation Development Programme) to speak at the Africa Carbon Forum in Benin. Dave Henry, Advisory Manager at Solaris Offgrid joined a panel discussing how crowdfunding can support the energy access market and help bring clean and...
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  • We're hiring!

    Feel free to send your spontaneous application at jointheteam (at) solarisoffgrid.com

    Country Director

    in Mwanza (Tanzania) from October

    Join us and lead the last mile expansion effort of our branch Solaris Tanzania. Go visit the job description here.

    Field Ops Analysts (Intern)

    in Mwanza (Tanzania) from October

    Assess our business and implement improvement measures to help us provide greater access to energy in off-grid areas. Go visit the job description here.

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