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Qotto - Solar Home System

A modular and autonomous solar home system in off-grid areas

April 2020

Qotto - Solar Home System

A modular and autonomous solar home system in off-grid areas

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 16, 2020
By Qotto
From France
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 5-6 - Market competition driving widespread deployment &/"Bankable" grade asset class

At date, access to electricity and to essential telecommunication services is not a commodity in some of the sub saharan countries. As a result, Qotto developed a modular and autonomous Solar Home System, connected with frugal Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, to provide better access to energy in off-grid areas. This standalone Solution is based on few simple components (e.g. solar panel, charge controller, smart card, batteries and appliances) and will allow quick and easy access to electricity directly in the customer's home. Qotto distributes, leases and maintains the system, while the client subscribes and pays (via mobile money services) in a pay-as-you-go format. In addition to that, the system allows for high flexibility and customisation, as each product is scalable according to consumer's needs. Over time additional solar panels can be installed in order to satisfy higher energy needs. This Solution aims at improving the quality of life in developing countries, as an example key applications include: lighting, TV, radio, mobile charging, cooling devices, in remote areas.

The Environmental Benefits

  • A modular Solar kit delivering direct current to rural areas;
  • PV capacity ranging from 50-200 Wp;
  • Battery capacity ranging from 500-1200Wh;
  • Provide to a family of 6 average of 300 Wh/day and storage of 66 Ah;
  • A replacement for candels, kerozen lantern, gasoline power generator;

The Financial Benefits

  • Payback period for customer 1-18 months;
  • The Solution provides jobs to over 200 people in Bénin an Burkina Faso already;
  • Total Adressable Market over 600 millions of people in Sub South Saharan Africa.

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Company Profile

Qotto

Qotto développe l'autonomie des ménages ruraux en Afrique, en leur donnant accès à l'électricité grâce à des panneaux solaires.

Headquarters 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Type Company
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