Member - Solaris Offgrid

Solaris Offgrid is a UK registered company which started its activities in 2014 to develop solutions for the world's unbanked to access credit towards essential and cleantech/solar energy products. Its flagship product is a B2B SaaS called PaygOps - fintech/IoT software which connects energy/utility appliances (solar home systems, water-pumps, cookstoves, smart meters, e- bikes), payment methods (mobile money) to a central CRM and ERP which allows the smooth management of paygo (pay-as-you-go) lease financing and field operations - while providing key financial data and metrics to investors into this market.

Type Company
Founder 2014
Company Size 20
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Siten Mandalia; Thibault Lesueur; Benjamin David
Headquarters 46002 Valence, Province de Valence, Espagne
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Solaris Offgrid

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Solaris Offgrid is a UK registered company which started its activities in 2014 to develop solutions for the world's unbanked to access credit towards essential and cleantech/solar energy products. Its flagship product is a B2B SaaS called PaygOps - fintech/IoT software which connects energy/utility appliances (solar home systems, water-pumps, cookstoves, smart meters, e- bikes), payment methods (mobile money) to a central CRM and ERP which allows the smooth management of paygo (pay-as-you-go) lease financing and field operations - while providing key financial data and metrics to investors into this market. Solaris Offgrid expands through commercial partnerships with local and settled distributors providing them software technology they need to scale their operations and run them sustainably, with the aim of positively impacting millions of people at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Solaris Offgrid paygo solutions have been shared and exported in more than 20 developing countries to date, among which: Sénégal, Benin, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali, DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya. Within these countries, 2 illustrations of local impact leading to tens of thousands of people at the Bottom of the Pyramid reaching access to energy and credit can be displayed: - BrightLife, spin off of the worldwide microfinance leader FINCA International, is using PaygOps in Uganda since 2018 to bring access to energy to tens of thousands of people. Such collaboration has been illustrated in the following video/article: https://www.paygops.com/post/what-is-a-bank. - Solaris Tanzania, former branch of Solaris Offgrid, which became an independent company since 2019, is using PaygOps since 2016 in Tanzania to install thousands of Solar Home Systems. Such software tool and related services enabled the local company to general significant savings through its after sales/ticketing settings, as displayed in the following case study: https://www.paygops.com/case-studies. Further illustrations of Solaris Offgrid expertise on paygo, software and solar challenges in the sub-saharan region, related to the call for tender: - About data-science strategies and how they key for fund-raising purposes in the paygo sector: https://www.paygops.com/post/why-data-will-make-you-raise-funds; - About the churn dilemma surrounding the paygo solar sector: https://www.paygops.com/post/the-churn-dilemma; About the influences of TV systems on the profitability of a paygo distribution models: https://www.paygops.com/post/what-do-you-watch-on-tv; - About challenges related to TelCo integrations for paygo distributors: https://www.paygops.com/post/paygo-and-telcos-what-are-the-stakes; - About credit asset lending (what is a bank?): https://www.paygops.com/blog/what-is-a-bank ; - About Performance Indicators of Paygo models and our involvement with GOGLA: https://www.paygops.com/blog/why-adopt-gogla-lighting-global-kpis-framework.
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Headquarters 46002 Valence, Province de Valence, Espagne

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