Updated: Feb 17
BioLite and Solaris Offgrid are excited to present you the latest “one-stop-shop” offer in the off-grid industry, combining both BioLite SolarHome 620 and PaygOps solutions in a unique package, available for purchase at BioLite! This offer represents one of the very few all-inclusive Paygo solutions available in this industry. With a unique branding coherence, it facilitates product adoption by both customers and on-the-ground staff through a BioLite branded version of PaygOps (available in 2019, illustration below).
“With the BioLite team, we realised many distributors in the off-grid sector desired further support from their strategic providers through a greater collaboration among ourselves and simpler purchasing possibilities which would allow them to have both Paygo hardware, software (and related support) solutions together in one package” says Thibault Lesueur, co-founder of Solaris Offgrid, who adds, “with this BioLite+PaygOps inclusive package, we offer a fully integrated, yet modular and flexible Paygo solution which supports last-mile players in their successful market expansion.”
Both products are and will remain interoperable with other hardware/software solutions as it is a necessary pre-requisite in the sector to ensure true distributors’ flexibility. Nevertheless, a collaboration of this magnitude is the first of its kind for both companies which are always driven by the ambition of offering the most appropriate options to their field partners: “I have been impressed with how flexible Solaris' PaygOps software is - it's customizable and compatible with any hardware - and therefore meets distributors’ diverse needs. These features sit well on top of our products, which are modular and upgradeable and so can grow with our partners as their customers' energy needs grow. Solaris Offgrid is building the scalable tool and BioLite the comprehensive home energy portfolio for our partners to deliver tailored consumer finance for these products” shares Ethan Kay, Managing Director of Emerging Markets at BioLite.
Leading player in the off-grid sector, BioLite’s products are well recognised within the industry for their innovative and high-end designs. In addition, both BioLite and Solaris Offgrid focus most of their R&D efforts on having modularity and last-mile inclusiveness at the heart of their design, which are key reasons why both brands are now leaders in their respective segments. Ethan Kay adds “both our teams blend deep technical expertise with on-the-ground operational know-how, which is invaluable to supporting PAYG partners in markets such as sub-Saharan Africa.”
Similarly to BrightLife in Uganda, a venture of FINCA International, and several other distributors, we invite you to test and adopt both PaygOps and BioLite SolarHome 620 together to enhance your growing operations. If you are interested in receiving more information (product demonstrations, complementary documentation, etc.), please contact Ethan Kay at email@example.com to find out more about this combined offer !
BioLite is a social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets advanced energy products for off-grid communities around the world. The company creates breakthrough cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, and a nomination for REI’s Vendor of the Year. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. BioLite is proudly a Carbon Neutral company. Discover more about BioLite at BioLiteEnergy.com
About Solaris Offgrid:
Solaris Offgrid supports distributors of essential services to build strong customer traction and greater relations with investors through flexible and inclusive Paygo solutions, designed for last-mile operations. Adopting a bottom up approach in the design of its solutions and creating synergies with a strong network of partners to solve last-mile challenges, the company has already deployed Paygo solutions in more than 30 countries through PaygOps, Solaris Offgrid in-house software solution built “In the Field, for the Field” and its product development services. Leading reference in the off-grid solar market, PaygOps, is engineered to deliver modular and interoperable solutions to address off-grid energy access challenges and distribution complexity. For more information on PaygOps, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.