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

About

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

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Solaris Offgrid has developed a fintech/IoT platform (PaygOps) that seamlessly connects PAYG devices (solar home systems, cookstoves, smart meters), payment methods (mobile money) to a central CRM and ERP which allows the smooth management of operations. A real-time unified view of the end-to-end customer lifecycle is visible to the company across multiple devices via the cloud. While the platform provides process automation, customized workflows and 100s of third party integrations via its APIs to fit with most business needs. Such software is a leader in the industry, being connected to the best selling brands of Solar Home Systems such as Sunking (Greenlight Planet), Biolite, Amped Innovation, Fosera, Omnivoltaic, Victron Energy, etc. More information available on our website www.PaygOps.com, particularly at the sections: - "Why PaygOps" (https://www.paygops.com/why-paygops); - "Case studies" (https://www.paygops.com/case-studies) where the ultimate value propositions of what PaygOps can offer software wise is presented. - “Product” (https://www.paygops.com/features) displaying some features illustrations. In addition, a 10 minute demonstration of the product is accessible here against: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13flmBUDZnrHVCjM8SsIBC3IR4C5LoQat/view . What makes PaygOps unique on the market: - Interoperability: PaygOps is recognised for its leadership in terms of interoperability, lowering lock-in strategies that have been the main standard carried by other services in the sector. It has the ability for our to integrate into an ecosystem of third party apps, according to distributors’ needs. For instance, it can be plugged to Xero for the accounting part, Unleashed for the inventory part, and Metabase or Tableau to develop Business Intelligence processes. - Flexibility: The lead/onboarding, troubleshooting ticket and system offer forms are editable to allow the distributor to design processes aligned with the specifics of its business model. And as mentioned previously, personalized features can be integrated through our Custom Workflows service in interaction with an ecosystem of +100 third party Apps already. - Bottom-up design: PaygOps software was created as a result of Solaris Offgrid first-hand-experience with last-mile distribution of SHS in Tanzania and other regions in Eastern Africa, installing more than 4000 SHS ourselves and experiencing, first-hand, the struggle and challenges of Paygo distribution and challenges of connectivity and decision making. As a result we have developed unique features such as after sales ticketing system, with offline capability, to support paygo Solar Home System.

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Available inCentral African Republic, Senegal, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Sierra Leone, Mali, Benin, Categories of applicationClean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energySector of applicationWater distribution and use, Energy distribution & management Status Implemented