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Solaris Offgrid invited by EDF to present its innovative solution

Solaris Offgrid participated to the "Electric Days" organised by EDF to present its unique positioning and share its vision of the Off-grid industry.

On the 24th of January 2017, Solaris Offgrid was invited by EDF (one of the biggest energy & utility in the world) to discuss innovation challenges related to energy on the African continent during their corporate event "Electric days".

Alongside with Mr Rossi (Group Senior Executive Vice President International Division at EDF), Mr Gouyet (President of Electriciens Sans Frontières), and Mr Antignac (Managing director at Uberis Capital), Thibault Lesueur (Chief Marketing Officer at Solaris Offgrid) had the opportunity to present the value proposition of Solaris Offgrid and share our latest off-grid experiences.

From design thinking methodologies to product/software development or fundraising for access to energy start-ups/projects, many topics related to innovation have been publically debated with the participants, giving to Solaris Offgrid the opportunity to share key ideas and principles that made its success so far:

  • The only way to bring a game-changing innovation to market is to focus on the fundamental value proposition to be offered and to voluntarily get rid of the cosmetic aspects for the first few months of development;

  • Innovation can’t be reduced to a technical value proposition: the approach that surrounds the technical dimensions must be considered as importantly and can very often be the trigger to success;

  • A frugal environment is often the mother of creativity: innovating according to lean principles allow to validate the innovation’s core as fast as possible prior to further investment. It also creates great conditions for finding ways to maximise the social value created out of every euro invested.


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

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