Tanzanian Mobisol, one of the leading providers of smart rent-to-own solar solutions in East Africa, has installed 50,000 solar systems for rural homes and businesses, enabling it connect over 250,000 beneficiaries to off-grid energy, reported All Africa.
Mobisol Founder and CEO, Thomas Gottschalk, said that the well-being of the economy is related to having clean and reliable energy, stating: “Reliable solar power raises the living standards of rural families who do not have access to the grid. Using Mobisol solar energy, 150,000 children can now do their homework at night without inhaling the noxious fumes of kerosene lamps.” In addition, customers can utilize supply of solar power in small energy-based businesses as well as home lighting, Arise Africa wrote.
With regard to low income customers, payment for the solar systems comes in the form of small installments for over three years.
In related news, Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Mining has recently launched the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) action agenda which aims at achieving universal energy access, improving energy efficiency, and implementing power projects through which renewable energy would be used.