Discover how we build Paygo innovations, collaborating with and promoting organisations, driven people and change makers!
- Funded by The EnAccess Foundation
The free and secure Open Source Token System to make any product PAYGO compatible. The OpenPAYGO Token provides manufacturers operating PAYGO-enabled devices with a secure way to remotely control the activation of end-user devices via a token system.
- Funded by Efficiency for Access
The open source PAYGO appliances communication protocol to make your products interoperable. The OpenPAYGO Link is a free and secure open-source technology designed for SHS or appliance manufacturers willing to scale by adopting an interoperable communication protocol.
- Leading power electronics manufacturer
SolarisLab team designed several Solar Home System kits, including a large kit designed to meet Tier 3 electrification requirements. This product was co-designed and engineered from start to finish with a leading power electronics company. A market study was performed to ensure that the finished product met customer expectations on both experience and price. The product featured both AC and DC outputs, PAYGO compatibility and usage data monitoring. The project was taken all the way to production, collaborating tightly with the factory to ensure quality and efficiency in manufacturing.
Solar Panel Mounting
- In collaboration with Solaris Tanzania
Taking into account the different roof configurations and suggested panel orientations in Sub-Saharan Africa, our novel design provided distributors with easy-to-transport components that can be installed in less than a minute for less than 2.5 USD per solar panel. Our analysis model suggests that the implementation of this solution increases at least 10% of the energy received per solar panel. as a direct effect of ensuring that each panel has the proper orientation.
In 2018, Solaris Offgrid conducted a research on LED lightning for SHS. Through surveys, our engineers collected valuable field information as per light temperature, intensity and selling price.
The new design required the development of a new LED driver board which was materialized in a small batch of PCBs and enclosure prototypes.
The interaction with different components and light shades allowed us to determine the ideal configuration, reaching 250lm with 2W of power consumption. These results were obtained through testing several units in Light Flux Color Labs (PRC).