The pay-as-you-go solar lighting kit 'Azuri Indigo' - Energy for all
High initial cost is the main reason why people are not adopting solar energy. To overcome this, Azuri Technologies has created the pay-as-you-go solar lighting kit - 'Azuri Indigo'. Users can now have solar power at low initial cost; and buy power using scratch-cards just like a mobile phone recharge.
All you can use power for a week:
*mobile not included
Indigo in, power out: Just like pay-as-you-go scratch cards for mobile phones, Indigo allows users to buy scratch-cards to pay for their energy. The Indigo scratch-card is validated by SMS. The user will get a single-use passcode to enter into the Indigo box, which will allow its use for a validity period (typically one week).
After a period of time, customers can pay off the cost of their unit and have the unique option to upgrade to a larger system and access more energy through the Indigo Energy Escalator.
Azuri has pioneered the Indigo Energy Escalator which encourages users to up-grade to larger systems over time, to access more electricity and ultimately reach full home electrification. Users move over time from a starting point as a disconnected rural farmer to an informed, connected one with the benefits of electricity. Like an escalator, users can get off at any point and so are not committed to a long-term debt. This pay-as- you-grow business model is unique in assisting users to earn their way out of poverty without hand-outs or charity.
The impact of Indigo is felt by the whole family, but in particular by women who traditionally carry the responsibility of both household tasks and childcare. Key benefits include: