The EEP Project Success Story

Sollatek Kenya EEP Project.

 

“A majority of the off-grid rural population in Kenya lives in areas inaccessible due to poor road infrastructure and hostile terrain. The rural bottom of the pyramid (BoP) also has a very limited disposable income and knowledge of renewable energy, which hinders the adoption of modern solar energy technologies. Despite the pay-as-you-go models that help to fill the financial gap by spreading out the upfront payment for more expensive systems, the rural families still struggle to afford the down payment. Overcoming the last mile distribution challenge to provide affordable products requires innovative solutions. A Kenyan company Sollatek Electronics wanted to tackle the challenges by presenting a range of affordable and quality solar power products as a viable solution to serve the substantially hard to reach rural Kenyan population. In 2015 Sollatek was awarded an EEP grant to scale up their sales network through a direct business model that builds up a qualified sales force across the country…..”

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EEP FUNDING HELPS SOLLATEK TO SELL OVER 100,000 SOLAR PV PRODUCTS TO LAST MILE BOP CUSTOMERS IN RURAL KENYA