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Qotto - Solar Home System

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

April 2020
Gallery Qotto  - Solar Home System 1
Gallery Qotto  - Solar Home System 1
01.

Identification

This standalone Solution based on few simple components (e.g. solar panel, charge controller, smart card, batteries and appliances) will allow quick and easy access to electricity directly in the customer's home.

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.

Label Date April 2020
By Qotto
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Funding; Equity or grants; Partners;

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

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;
03.

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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Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Qotto

Qotto develops the autonomy of the rural households in Africa, providing access to electricity through solar panel

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Headquarters 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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