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Scaling-up the market infrastructure to increase access and affordability of solar solutions in Kenya

The project foresees the scale-up and further roll-out of its business model of offering solar solutions to the doorstep pf low- and medium income households in selected areas in Kenya. The company will set-up a wide distribution network of own branch locations, staffed and equipped for sales and after sales services to its target group. The company, through its financial partners, is offering its customers a customized loan, for the purchase of a system and repay the loan in a 3 to 30 months period. This will put solar systems in the reach of low-income households that currently use unsustainable ways of lighting their homes and supports them to reduce their expenditure on energy related costs. The project aims to expand its network with additional 15 branches, enabling it to target an estimated 11,000 households within the project period.

 

Project code: KEN13003

Project Type: Scale-up to commercial operation

Sector: Solar PV

Location of Implementation: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration (months): 15

Organization: Orb Energy Private Limited

Type of Organization: Private Company

Project Office: Silkwood Suites 4th Floor, 10643-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Country of lead applicant: Kenya

Website: www.orbenergy.com

Status: ongoing